April Ryan Biography
April Ryan (full name – April Danielle Ryan) is an American journalist and author. Ryan has served as a White House correspondent and is the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks.
She was named the “Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists in May 2017. Ryan attended Morgan State University where he graduated with a B.S. in broadcast journalism and was then awarded an honorary doctorate from her alma mater in 2017. She also holds an honorary doctorate from Claflin University. Ryan began her media career as a jazz disc jockey before turning to report.
April Ryan Age
April Danielle Ryan was born on September 5, 1967, in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. He is 51 years old as of 2018.
April Ryan Family
Ryan keeps her personal life very private and has not yet disclosed any information about her family.
April Ryan Husband
Ryan is married to Tenni James and the couple has two daughters together. She lives in Baltimore with her family.
April Ryan Reporter
She has worked for various radio stations, including North Carolina A&T University and WXYV-FM in Baltimore, Maryland. She served as their news director.
Since January 1997, she has been a member of the White House press corps for American Urban Radio Networks. Ryan is a 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.
She covered four presidential administrations as a White House correspondent. She has conducted one-on-one interviews with Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Thabo Mbeki, and John Kerry, among others.
April Ryan Trump
April participated in exchanges with him and his press secretary Sean Spicer after the election of President Donald Trump. When Trump began talking about “inner city places” and urban crime, she asked him if he planned to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) at a February press conference. Ryan responded by telling her to set up the meeting with them before asking, “Are they friends of yours?” Ryan responded that she was only a reporter and not a member of the CBC. Sean accused her of having an agenda when she asked about Trump’s ties with Russia and then berated her for shaking her head in March 2017.
She frequently asks questions on issues concerning minorities and has made statements suggesting that she resents that other journalists do not ask such questions as often being one of the few African Americans in the White House press corps. When explaining the utility of diversity in the White House press corps, she says “I remember many years ago, George W. Bush said we need more minorities in there because you don’t hear a lot of the issues unless it’s coming from a person of a certain background. When you’re not at the table, you often don’t hear stories that are in your community.”
April Ryan CNN
Ryan joined CNN as a political analyst in 2017. Ryan broke the news of joining the network via her Twitter account.
April Ryan Net Worth | Salary
Ryan’s net worth is not yet revealed and she has also not disclosed her salary.
April Ryan Book
- Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House – 2018
- At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White – 2016
- The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Four Presidents and Race in America – 2015
Ryan’s first book, The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America was published in 2015 she won an NAACP Image Award. At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White was published in 2016.
April Ryan Under Fire
In Under Fire, Ryan takes us inside the confusion and chaos of the Trump White House to understand how she and other reporters adjusted to the new normal. She takes us inside the policy debates, the revolving door of personnel appointments, and what it is like when she, as a reporter asking difficult questions, finds herself in the spotlight, becoming part of the story.
With the world on edge and a country grappling with a new controversy almost daily, Ryan gives readers a glimpse into current events from her perspective, not only from inside the briefing room but also as a target of those who want to avoid answering probing questions. After reading her new book, readers will have an unprecedented inside view of the Trump White House and what it is like to be a reporter Under Fire.
April Ryan Omarosa
In August 2018, Ryan and television personality Omarosa Manigault Newman traded barbs after Omarosa said the White House exploited American Urban Radio Networks’ Washington bureau chief by leaking a colorful, unflattering story about her departure from the Trump administration.
Ryan wrote on her Twitter, “Don’t reference me or use my name. Keep my name out of your mouth”. “You have done enough. Your lies and crazy behavior are catching up to you. Can you say National Security breach? Lawyer up!” Ryan also slammed Newman as “evil” during an appearance on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
April Ryan and Sarah Sanders
At a White House press conference in April 2018, April asked whether or not Trump has considered resigning. This drew the ire of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Sanders called Ryan’s question “absolutely ridiculous.” April soon declared that she had received death threats.
April Ryan Blog
She also has a blog called Fabric of America which is devoted to minority issues and stories in the United States.