Ryan came to NewsSource 16 from the Midwest after working in Chicago and Milwaukee. Before that, he was a morning anchor for the NBC in Rockford, Ilinois. Ryan also enjoyed stops in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Rapid City, South Dakota.
Originally from northeast Indiana, Ryan graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a communications degree. During his time at college, he wrote for the school newspaper and had his own section where he interviewed celebrities. Some of those include ABC's Diane Sawyer, Bob Barker, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Miss America and several top Christian recording artists. His favorite interview was when he got to call author/poet Maya Angelou. "Most people don't get opportunities like that," he said. "That's why I love my job so much. Not only do I have access to some of the most well-known people on the planet, but I also get to bring their stories to viewers. I get to see history unfold first-hand and let everyone know what's going on in their communities. I love having that connection to viewers."
This is Ryan's first trip out to the Pacific Northwest, but so far he's adapting well. He says, "These winters have NOTHING on Chicago; I'm sure I'll be fine." Despite the rain, Ryan enjoys where he's living and the people he meets on a daily basis. He likes spending time in the mountains, the coast and anywhere else he can just relax. He also loves playing tennis and golf and has grown to love college football.
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. If you see him out on the town, say hi. He loves meeting new people, especially viewers.