Is Ryan Field Related To Frank Field? Family Background, Parents And Siblings


WABC-TV anchor Ryan Field is the eldest of three children of his parents

Ryan Field, a lead sports anchor at WABC-TV, and the late British former Labour minister Frank Field share the same last name, so many wonder if the two are related. Well, they are not.

Mr. Frank died on April 23, 2024, at 81, after battling cancer, which saw many tributes paid and queries on the late politician’s family tree—and curiosity about the connection between Ryan and Frank was one of them.

As reported, the ABC 7 anchor is a distant relative of Ireland’s King Boru, who ruled in the 1700s. This explains why fans think Ryan and the British-born Frank Field could also be related.

This article will explore the sports anchor’s family (parents and siblings) and relationships.

Name Ryan Field
Date of BirthAugust 12, 1977
Place of BirthDetroit, Michigan
Current ResidenceNew York City, New York
Age[age dob=”08/12/1977″] Old
ProfessionSports Anchor
Sexual OrientationStraight
Career Active1996- present
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter, Facebook

Long answer short- No! Ryan and Frank Field are not related. Even if they have the shared last name “Field,” they have no familial connection or distant roots joining them.

It’s common for people to ask the obvious questions, such as, “Is Ryan’s grandfather Frank?” The sportscaster’s grandfather was a Marine Corps platoon sergeant who served in the Korean conflict.

Born on August 12, 1977, Ryan Field, a native of Troy, Michigan, is an American and is currently the lead sports anchor of WABC-TV‘s Eyewitness News Weeknigh. He joined the channel in October 2016 after working for three years at Fox Sports 1 (2013-16), where he hosted “FOX Sports Live,” “MLB on FOX,” and “MLB WhipAround.”

Ryan Field (left) and Frank Field (right) are not related
Ryan Field (left) and Frank Field (right) are not related (Source: Instagram)

As for the late British politician Frank Field, he was born on July 16, 1942, in Edmonton, Middlesex. From 1979 to 2019, he served as the MP from Birkenhead for 40 years, between which he became the Minister of Welfare Reform (1997-98).

The former Labour minister, Frank, never married or had any children- his two brothers survive him.

Cause Of Frank Field’s Death

In October 2021, Field revealed that he was diagnosed with terminal cancer through his note by Molly Meacher as he backed a law that would allow assisted dying. The bill would allow terminally ill adults in England and Wales to seek support to end their lives.

In his interview with The Guardian in January 2023, Frank revealed that he had been battling prostate cancer for 10 years. After a year, his family confirmed that he died on April 23, 2024, at the age of 81, following a period of illness.

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Viewers mistaking Ryan’s familial roots with other individuals is not new for him. The Michigan State University graduate was alleged to be a relative of now-late meteorologist Frank Field (b. March 30, 1923 – d. July 1, 2023). However, it turned out to be just an assumption.

In addition to that, there were speculations if the former Fox Sports host was related by any means to Storm Field, the son of Frank Field (who is mentioned earlier). Storm is a retired television meteorologist with work portfolios in WABC-TV, WCBS-TV, and WWOR-TV.

Storm Field, a retired TV meteorologist
Storm Field, a retired TV meteorologist (Source: Newsday)

In response, Ryan took to Facebook to clarify that he and Storm Field were unrelated. Posting a picture of the retired meteorologist, he wrote, “He’s an Eyewitness News Legend, but despite the fact we share the same last name, I’m sorry to report I am not related to Storm Field.”

Who Are Ryan Field’s Parents? Meet His Father And Mother

Field is the only son of three children of his parents, Kenneth Field and Diane Field. His dad and mom have been married since October 25, 1974.

Ryan’s father, Kenneth, is the owner and founder of Field Management and Marketing (September 2011- present). Formerly, he had a couple of corporate executive roles, such as:

  • Director of Operations at Ezfirm (February 2017- May 2019)
  • Chief operating officer at Select Smile (January 2011- June 2011)
  • Chief operating officer at Lifestyle Lift (August 2002- October 2010)

According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr. Field graduated from the University of Rochester in 1990 with a BS in management.

Ryan Field with his dad and mom
Ryan Field with his dad and mom (Source: Instagram)

Field’s mother’s professional venture is not out, but she is active in charity work and fundraisers. On January 28, 2024, he took to Instagram to wish his mom on her 70th birthday.

The sports anchor often shares pictures of his parents on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.

FatherKenneth Field
MotherDiane Field
SiblingsTrisha and Nicole

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Ryan Has Two Sisters: Who Are They?

Ryan Field grew up with his two younger sisters, Nicole Given and Trisha Schaller; both are married. Nicole resides in Troy, Michigan, with her husband, Brandon Given, and shares three children (two sons and a daughter).

According to Nicole’s LinkedIn profile, she is a literacy specialist at Troy School District (June 2018- present). Earlier, she was a kindergarten teacher (2002-2018). She completed her MA in Elementary Education & Reading/Language Arts from Oakland University in 2004.

Ryan with his sisters, Nicole and Trisha
Ryan with his sisters, Nicole and Trisha (Source: Facebook)

As for Ryan’s other sister, Trisha, she’s been married to Mark Schaller since June 2017 and enjoys parenthood of two kids. She works at Ford Motor Company as a Dealer Training & Productivity Product Training Manager (June 2023- present).

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