April Ryan is an American author, journalist and a White House correspondent. She works for the American Urban Radio Networks as a White House correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief. Ryan has received a Shorty Award for Best Journalist in response to her outstanding contribution in the field of journalism.
April Ryan is married to Tennie James. She is a mother of two daughters. She has written many books, including Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House.
April Ryan was born on September 5, 1967, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Morgan State University. In 2017, she received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater. She has an honorary doctorate from Claflin University as well.
April Ryan is married to Tennie James, and they have two daughters named Ryan and Grace. Tennie James is a Sr. Trust Administrator at Wells Frago, Philadephia. Further information on her family background is still under review.
April Ryan started her career by working for radio stations like WXYV-FM, Baltimore, and North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. She became a member of the White House corps in January 1997. Ryan has interviewed Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, etc. as a White House correspondent.
April Ryan also works as a CNN political analyst. She received the 2017 National Association of the Black Journalist‘s Journalist of the Year Award.
Ryan is an author of books like Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House, The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America, and At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White.