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Ryan Wismer began his career at PHL17 as an intern from Ithaca College in 2010. After a brief stint on the PHL17 Events Team, Ryan began working in the Creative Services department. Ryan, known to his Creative Services cronies as, “It Started with a Wismer” (from the popular Neon Trees song title), has been invaluable ever since.
Ryan produces features and promos for both the web and television, shooting and editing stills and video. He also chips in on the station social media efforts and has been “this close” to being in a station promo or two.

Recent Articles
  • PHOTOS: 2015 Ugly Sweater Run 5k Philadelphia

    The winner for the ugliest sweater (in my opinion) goes to…. Bigfoot Santa in a bikini! See photos below. There was a huge turnout in Fairmount Park for this year’s Ugly Sweater Run. Participants ran this 3.1 mile course wearing their most hideous or most awesome holiday sweater. Afterwards runners were treated to hot cocoa and or adult beverages.  Tune in to PHL17 Morning News Dec 21. at 5:30 am for more!

  • PHOTOS: 2015 Krampuslauf Philadelphia

    Driving through Northern Liberties dodging thousands of Running Santas was completely worth it as this year’s Krampuslauf Philadelphia turnout was impressive. Over 300 attendees gathered at Liberty Lands Park for this annual parade and celebration.  Afterward the parade guests enjoyed  Lux Arati bellydance & fire troupe’s performance at Liberty Lands.   

  • PHOTOS: The 7th Annual Lemon Run Philadelphia

    Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation hosted its 7th annual Lemon Run at Fairmount Park on Sunday November 8th. This 5K is the biggest one-day fundraising event for this foundation which has raised over $100 million dollars to help fight childhood cancer. This year’s race drew thousands of participants for a kid’s dash and the 3.1 mile course in front of the Please Touch Museum. Check out the photos and a spectacular whip and nae nae performance below.

  • PHOTOS: Saturday Night at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2015

    As always, Philly Wizard World 2015 brought out some great, great costumes..  Stay tuned for more from Friday, Saturday and Sunday.       Wizard World Philly Comic Con Archive: PHOTOS: 30 Babes of Wizard World Philly 2014 PHOTOS: Wizard World Philly’s Hunkiest Hunks 2014 PHOTOS: Sunday at Wizard World 2014 PHOTOS: Saturday at Wizard World 2014 PHOTOS: Friday at Wizard World 2014 PHOTOS: Thursday at Wizard World 2014 PHOTOS: Wizard World Launch Party 2014 17 Reasons to Love Wizard World Philly […]

  • PHOTOS: 2015 Broad Street Run

    Over 40,000 runners hit Broad Street for the 36th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run on Sunday, May 3rd. This is the largest ten-mile road race in the United States. Runners gather at the starting line on Broad St. and W. Fisher Ave. and run south down Broad to the finish line in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The Broad Street Run benefits the American Cancer Society.  Check out some of our favorite photos from this year’s run below:

  • PHOTOS: Philly Zombie Crawl Parade 2015 on South Street

    Easter Sunday was the 10th anniversary of the Philly Zombie Crawl on South Street Philadelphia. This year the crawl was officially promoted to a parade; therefore the undead were allowed to march down the middle of South Street to hundreds of spectators on the sidewalks. Prizes were awarded to the best zombies at the parade’s end in front of The Legendary Dobbs.  From there the hoard dispersed to various bars and establishments where the real party began. Here is some raw […]

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    PHOTOS: 2014 Philadelphia Auto Show

    The 2014 International Philadelphia Auto Show hosts more than 700 cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles and jeeps from around the world.  This year’s show even includes two indoor vehicle tracks, the “Toyota Drive Center” and “Jeep Camp” where you can take a ride in the Toyota or Jeep of your choice through an obstacle course. The show is open to the public starting Saturday the 8th through Sunday the 16th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Check out the photos below […]

  • VIDEO: 2014 No Pants Subway Ride Philadelphia


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    VIDEO: 2014 Polar Bear Plunge from Wildwood NJ

    Check out more more content from the Polar Bear Plunge: PHOTOS: 2014 Polar Bear Plunge BONUS PHOTOS: 2014 Polar Bear Plunge   

  • 2014 Philly Zombie Prom at Trocadero

    PHOTOS: 2014 Philly Zombie Prom at Trocadero Theatre

    The official beginning to the Halloween season in Philadelphia every year is marked with the Zombie Prom at the Trocadero Theatre. This year’s party kicked off at 8pm with Dave Ghoul and DJ Kiltboy rocking the main dance floor while DJ Mighty Mike Saga broke in the balcony bar.  The music continued with live performances by Live Not On Evil and The Young Werewolves as guests enjoyed food, drinks, free photos ops and even got zombified by a professional make up artist.  At 11pm host Robert Drake […]