Ray Ratto has been a San Francisco Bay Area sportswriter since the 1970s and a sports columnist since the 1980s. He co-hosts "Damon, Ratto & Kolsky" each weekday from 2-6pm on 95.7 The Game and writes columns for the website weekly, or whenever he damn well pleases.
A lifelong resident of Alameda, California, he was a Senior Insider for the TV station NBC Sports Bay Area (formerly Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area) from 2010 to 2019, and wrote columns for their website.
He has also written national columns for ESPN.com as well as CBS' sportsline.com. Ratto has co-hosted radio shows in the Bay Area for the past decade. He was a regular on the NBC Sports Bay Area show "The Happy Hour." He was a contributor at Deadspin and also writes columns for the San Jose Mercury News. Ratto is one of 60 sportswriters whose ranking of college football teams makes up the AP Poll.