Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bryan Ramona attended the University of California at Berkeley where he started his radio career. He then spent six years as a radio and TV sports anchor in Massachusetts.
He moved to Philadelphia in 1990, first working as a producer for Angelo Cataldi at sister station WIP Sportsradio. He left for a brief stint in Trenton radio as a production director, co-host of a PM drive talk show, and a fill-in for Tom McCarthy’s sports talk show. From there, he joined Express Traffic (aka Shadow Traffic) in May 1992 and has been heard on the KYW airwaves almost continuously ever since, except for a brief sabbatical between 2009 to 2016.
Outside the KYW 24-Hour Traffic Center, Ramona still works in sports as a public-address announcer for several colleges, including Drexel wrestling and basketball and Widener football. He has also performed as an actor in dozens of stage productions; provided voice acting for commercials, narrations and character voices; and has worked as a film extra on “Creed,” “The Upside” with Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, and M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass.”
Ramona has close ties to the business community, having excelled in technology sales and marketing since 1992. He has been an active networker; for a decade, he was an ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia.
Other off-mic pursuits include animal activism, trivia, golf and poker. He is also an avid sports fan of the Philly Four and local college hoops, and he enjoys watching movies and TV of all genres, especially sci-fi.
Ramona lives in Havertown with his long-time partner, Teresa, and at times her son, Alex. He’s super proud of Alex, a 2018 history grad from West Chester University, who teaches middle school social studies in Upper Darby and coaches football and lacrosse at Haverford High School — after he helped lead the Golden Rams to the NCAA playoffs second round in 2017.
At times, he misses his native California climate and family, but he fell in love with Philadelphia and knows that he was meant to settle here.