April Ryan

April Ryan | PepTalk Expert Speaker
April Ryan | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, White House Correspondent, CNN Political Analyst
Gain insight into the inner workings of the White House and political landscape with April Ryan, speaker, political analyst, and award-winning journalist.
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April Ryan | Speaker Biography

April Ryan is an accomplished American journalist and author with a remarkable career in the media industry. Since 1997, she has been serving as a White House correspondent and the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks. In 2017, Ryan joined CNN as a political analyst and was recognized as the "Journalist of the Year" by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Ryan obtained her degree from Morgan State University and was honored with an honorary doctorate from her alma mater in 2017. She initially began her media journey as a jazz disc jockey before transitioning into reporting. Ryan is an   member of the National Press Club and is one of only three African Americans to have served on the board of the White House Correspondent's Association.

Throughout her career, Ryan has covered four presidential administrations, gaining significant attention in 2017 for her notable interactions with President Donald Trump and his press secretary, Sean Spicer. In addition to her journalistic endeavors, Ryan has authored two influential books: "The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America" (2015) and "At Mama's Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White" (2016).

Her remarkable work has been featured in Politico, and she also runs a noteworthy blog called "Fabric of America," which highlights minority issues and stories within the United States. For speaking engagements, please contact her speaking agent at PepTalk by calling +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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