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April Ryan

4.6667 out of 5

White House Correspondent & Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks; Author of "The Presidency in Black and White"

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 April Ryan Biography

April Ryan, a 30-year journalism veteran, has been the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) since January of 1997, covering three Presidents. Along with daily responsibilities at the White House, Ryan hosts the daily feature, The White House Report, which is broadcast to AURN’s nearly 475 affiliated stations nationwide. Ryan also has hosted a digital television program for Colours TV called the White House Report with April Ryan where minority America is given the White House perspective on matters specific to their community. Ryan is also a regular panelist on Washington Watch with Roland Martin for TV ONE.

Prior to working for AURN, Ryan worked for several radio stations in Baltimore, including WXYV-FM, where she was news director. Over the past 15 years, Ryan has conducted one-on-one interviews with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, South African President Thabo Mbeki, Senator John Kerry and a host of others. Ryan has been credited by a White House historian as having the most radio interviews with then President Bill Clinton during his White House years.

In January 2009, Ryan provided presidential perspectives and insights on the inauguration of Barack Obama for TV One and its historic covered of the ceremony. In February 2008 April Ryan conducted an exclusive interview on Africa with President Bush in the Oval Office. Ryan traveled to Mexico and Trinidad with President Obama in May 2009. April also traveled aboard Air Force One and Interviewed President and Mrs. Bush while flying to the Gulf Coast for the Hurricane Katrina One year anniversary.

In 2006, Ryan has also traveled with First Lady Laura Bush to Mississippi to meet with New Orleans Hurricane Katrina survivors. In September 2005, Ryan flew to Haiti with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. While under the protection of the United Nations Blue Helmet Security forces, Ryan reported on America’s support for democratic elections there. April Ryan has also traveled to Africa on presidential missions with President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and President George W. Bush. Ryan provided exclusive coverage of the Presidential activities in Africa, and gathered newsworthy information for a 10-part series AURN broadcast in June, 1998 for the Clinton historic six nation African tour. An exclusive interview with Hillary Clinton followed and was not only broadcast by AURN, but was featured on the CBS evening news, among other national television and radio broadcasts.April Ryan’s career has also afforded April the opportunity to travel to China and Switzerland. Over the years many of her breaking news stories and interviews have found their way to the pages of some of the nation’s top newspapers.Those stories have also been featured in television newscasts on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and FOX. In September 2005 Ryan’s breaking news coverage with First Lady Laura Bush was also highlighted on NBC’s Today show.

April Ryan was elected July 14, 2011 to serve on the board of the prestigious White House Correspondents Association for a three year term. She is one of only three African Americans in the association’s 97-year history to serve on the WHCA board. Ryan is one of the esteemed members of the National Press Club. Ryan participated in the 8th annual Black Policy Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School, March 2012. In 1997, Ryan was named one of the Outstanding Young Women in America. In 2004 Ryan was named an American Swiss Foundation Young Leader. Among her many accolades and various duties, Ryan also served as The Washington Insider for the Art Fennell Reports Show on Comcast Network where she provided a unique perspective of urban and mainstream politics inside Washington and the White House. Ryan has appeared as a roundtable panelist on ABC’s This week with George Stephanopoulos. Ryan also analyzed the changing political climate with the Obama Era on NBC’s Today show. Ryan has been a regular contributor Sunday nights with Don Lemon on CNN. Ryan was a finalist for the National Association of Black Journalists – Salute to Excellence Award for Radio-Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion – April Ryan, American Urban Radio Networks “Interview with Minister Louis Farrakhan”. POLITICO has named Ryan, one of the top 50 in Washington to watch for 2011-2012. April Ryan was seated in 2013 to the Board of Trustees of Cambridge College in Massachusetts.

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Books
Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House

Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House

At Mama's Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White

At Mama's Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White

The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America

The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America

Speaking Topics
  • A White House Reporter’s View of Politics and Government in Black and White

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April Ryan

4.6667 out of 5

White House Correspondent & Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks; Author of "The Presidency in Black and White"

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April Ryan Biography

April Ryan, a 30-year journalism veteran, has been the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) since January of 1997, covering three Presidents. Along with daily responsibilities at the White House, Ryan hosts the daily feature, The White House Report, which is broadcast to AURN’s nearly 475 affiliated stations nationwide. Ryan also has hosted a digital television program for Colours TV called the White House Report with April Ryan where minority America is given the White House perspective on matters specific to their community. Ryan is also a regular panelist on Washington Watch with Roland Martin for TV ONE.

Prior to working for AURN, Ryan worked for several radio stations in Baltimore, including WXYV-FM, where she was news director. Over the past 15 years, Ryan has conducted one-on-one interviews with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, South African President Thabo Mbeki, Senator John Kerry and a host of others. Ryan has been credited by a White House historian as having the most radio interviews with then President Bill Clinton during his White House years.

In January 2009, Ryan provided presidential perspectives and insights on the inauguration of Barack Obama for TV One and its historic covered of the ceremony. In February 2008 April Ryan conducted an exclusive interview on Africa with President Bush in the Oval Office. Ryan traveled to Mexico and Trinidad with President Obama in May 2009. April also traveled aboard Air Force One and Interviewed President and Mrs. Bush while flying to the Gulf Coast for the Hurricane Katrina One year anniversary.

In 2006, Ryan has also traveled with First Lady Laura Bush to Mississippi to meet with New Orleans Hurricane Katrina survivors. In September 2005, Ryan flew to Haiti with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. While under the protection of the United Nations Blue Helmet Security forces, Ryan reported on America’s support for democratic elections there. April Ryan has also traveled to Africa on presidential missions with President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and President George W. Bush. Ryan provided exclusive coverage of the Presidential activities in Africa, and gathered newsworthy information for a 10-part series AURN broadcast in June, 1998 for the Clinton historic six nation African tour. An exclusive interview with Hillary Clinton followed and was not only broadcast by AURN, but was featured on the CBS evening news, among other national television and radio broadcasts.April Ryan’s career has also afforded April the opportunity to travel to China and Switzerland. Over the years many of her breaking news stories and interviews have found their way to the pages of some of the nation’s top newspapers.Those stories have also been featured in television newscasts on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and FOX. In September 2005 Ryan’s breaking news coverage with First Lady Laura Bush was also highlighted on NBC’s Today show.

April Ryan was elected July 14, 2011 to serve on the board of the prestigious White House Correspondents Association for a three year term. She is one of only three African Americans in the association’s 97-year history to serve on the WHCA board. Ryan is one of the esteemed members of the National Press Club. Ryan participated in the 8th annual Black Policy Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School, March 2012. In 1997, Ryan was named one of the Outstanding Young Women in America. In 2004 Ryan was named an American Swiss Foundation Young Leader. Among her many accolades and various duties, Ryan also served as The Washington Insider for the Art Fennell Reports Show on Comcast Network where she provided a unique perspective of urban and mainstream politics inside Washington and the White House. Ryan has appeared as a roundtable panelist on ABC’s This week with George Stephanopoulos. Ryan also analyzed the changing political climate with the Obama Era on NBC’s Today show. Ryan has been a regular contributor Sunday nights with Don Lemon on CNN. Ryan was a finalist for the National Association of Black Journalists – Salute to Excellence Award for Radio-Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion – April Ryan, American Urban Radio Networks “Interview with Minister Louis Farrakhan”. POLITICO has named Ryan, one of the top 50 in Washington to watch for 2011-2012. April Ryan was seated in 2013 to the Board of Trustees of Cambridge College in Massachusetts.

April Ryan Videos

  • April Ryan: Under Fire In The Trump White House
  • April Ryan - The Daily Show Appearance 09/08/2018
  • April Ryan: "The Presidency in Black and White" at Rutgers University

April Ryan Books

Speaker Lists Featuring April Ryan

April Ryan Speaking Topics

  • A White House Reporter’s View of Politics and Government in Black and White

FAQs on booking April Ryan

  • How to book April Ryan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like April Ryan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for April Ryan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for April Ryan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book April Ryan?

    Booking fees for April Ryan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire April Ryan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for April Ryan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like April Ryan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book April Ryan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent April Ryan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for April Ryan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

April Ryan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book April Ryan for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. April Ryan generally travels from Baltimore, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Donna Brazile, Maya L. Harris, Ilyasah Shabazz, Julianne Malveaux and Bakari Sellers. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling April Ryan for an upcoming event.

April Ryan Speaker Videos

  • April Ryan: Under Fire In The Trump White House
    April Ryan - The Daily Show Appearance 09/08/2018
  • April Ryan: "The Presidency in Black and White" at Rutgers University
    April Ryan Defines The Cardinal Responsibility Of The Press
  • April Ryan Questions Trump about CBC
    April Ryan, "The Presidency in Black and White"

April Ryan Speaking Topics

  • A White House Reporter’s View of Politics and Government in Black and White

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