Bob Ryan

The Boston Globe

Bob Ryan is a true Boston newspaper institution. He came to Boston as a freshman at Boston College in the 1960s.

He first started writing for the Globe in the spring of 1968 and (with the exception of a two-year stint in local television) remained a fixture in the Globe sports section until his formal retirement from his position as a columnist in 2012. In “retirement” Bob still writes more columns than may Globe staffers and his strong and institutional memory continue to inform and entertain Globe readers. Ryan left his mark, and continues to leave his mark, on the minds of newspaper readers. And he has done it for almost a half century.

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