Ryan grew grew up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio – a small suburb of Cleveland. He graduated the Internationally-acclaimed School of Journalism at the University of Missouri and joined Denver7 as an investigative reporter in July 2016.
Before that, Ryan worked as an investigative reporter in Omaha, Nebraska, Des Moines, Iowa and in Columbia, Missouri before moving to a station in New Mexico.
In Missouri, Ryan was the recipient of a regional Edward R. Murrow award alongside a colleague for his investigative series exposing how severe weather can greatly compromise the structural integrity of aircraft hangars at the nation’s air force bases.
Ryan spent three years at a station in Albuquerque, covering the entire of state of New Mexico. He exposed numerous ethical problems in state and local government. One of his stories completed an exhaustive analysis of campaign finance records and found enormous discrepancies in political contributions reported by lobbyists and elected leaders which led the New Mexico Legislature to unanimously enact reforms that will streamline the state’s campaign reporting system and make it easier for New Mexicans to understand, with more clarity, who’s bankrolling political campaigns.
The New Mexico Broadcasters Association named Ryan the state’s Reporter of the Year in 2016.
Since moving to Colorado, Ryan has continued to impress with his reporting. When regulators in Colorado claimed they take the unlicensed practice of health care very seriously, Ryan led the charge to prove they did not. He and his team found a fake doctor, psychologist and nurse – three of dozens who claimed to be legitimate healthcare professionals who were operating without a license. Governor Hickenlooper himself thanked the team for exposing the breakdown in state oversight.
Ryan moved to Denver because of his love for the mountains and the Southwest. When he's not reporting, you can find him hiking and traveling to communities across Colorado and New Mexico as much as possible.
Ryan has a genuine passion for investigating problems. He works to expose public corruption and the misuse of taxpayer dollars as his way of standing up for the everyday citizen!
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