10 Things You May Not Know about Matt Ryan
I try to be an open book on the air, but I thought there may be some facets of my life that you didn't know about. Here are 10 of them.
I think I'm finally going to do it this summer.
Before you judge, I had a perfectly normal childhood. When people find out that I've never been to the most magical place on Earth, they think I was abused as a kid. I grew up at the beach. It was a vacation every day. Plus, I hear Disney is more fun when you're an adult.
I get a lot of heat on this one (yes I know it's not real.) I've been watching pro wrestling since I was 6. I'm 34 now and I still enjoy Monday Night Raw. I've gotten past the embarrassment of admitting it. I'm a proud member of the WWE Universe, lol.
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Being a radio personality requires you to be VERY outgoing both on air and off. In reality, I'm a very shy person. My job has helped my break out of my shell, a little. I guess I would be classified as an introverted person. I've got a very small but tight circle of friends, and I'm cool with that. That being said, if you ever see me at a Point event or around the Shore I won't run away. Say hi! Just know that once we know each other, I will talk your ear right off.
I'm a certified radio geek. I had a radio station in my room growing up. I would also go around and stalk the local personalities at events and learn as much as I could. I did a lot of grunt work and earned a tryout shift at my local radio station on my 14th birthday. The rest is history.
I got a call from someone at NBC who had read a blog I wrote and they wanted me to come to 30 Rock to talk about it. Such a cool experience.
I had a major crush on "Banana White." That's what I called her when I was a kid. She'll always be "Banana" to me.
I love trying different kinds of cheeseburgers. Little did I know that this part of my life would become the proudest moment of my career.
I'm not playing the pity card here and I'm not embarrassed to admit my struggles either. Mental health issues need to be more talked about without the fear of stigma.