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April Ryan

April Ryan is a well-known journalist and author. April Ryan served as a White House correspondent and is the bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks.

Early Life

On September 5, 1967, April Danielle Ryan was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the US. As of now, she is 56 years old and has Virgo as her zodiac sign. There are no facts related to her parents, siblings, and other family members.

When it comes to her education, she went to Morgan State University. Moreover, she also holds honorary doctorates from Claflin University and Goucher College

Net Worth 2024

April Ryan has a successful professional career and has been working for years. According to the sources, the estimated net worth of April is $2 million.

April Ryan – Personal Life

April Ryan is already married and has been living a graceful life. She is married to Tennie James. Her husband is a senior trust Administrator at Wells Fargo in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Later on, they were blessed with daughters named Ryan and Grace.

Professional Life

In 2017, April Ryan was awarded an honorary doctorate from her alma mater. Previously, she began her media career as a jazz disc jockey before turning to reporting. She worked for various radio stations in the northeast and southeastern portions, before working for the White House press corps. She also worked in Morgan State University radio station WEAA-FM and WXYV-FM. Therefore, during there, she served as news director.

April Ryan

Caption: April Ryan during an event. Source: Instagram

In addition, for 25 years, she has been a member of the White House press corps. Additionally, she has been reporting for the radio company American Urban Radio Networks. Moving on, April is also a member of the National Press Club.  She is only 3  African Americans to have served on the board of the White House Correspondents’ Association. Moreover, she has covered five presidential administrations.

Thus, she has taken interviews with Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and more. She participated in exchanges with him and his press secretary Sean Spicer, following the election of President Trump. 

More About Career

In May 2017, she said “Why can’t the dynamic of all people be in that room? Why can’t it be? All people are covered under the White House. Am I correct? So I dislike that, but I have no qualms with it. If you want to call me a black reporter, I am a black reporter who also asks other issues and questions on China, Russia, Syria, and North Korea. So if you want to label me a black reporter, I take it with a badge of honor.”

She also started “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.” In the year 2017, she joined CNN as a political analyst in 2017.

In 2015, she published her book The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America. Later, she was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. She again published her 2nd book At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White. 

April Ryan – Social Media

April Ryan is active on her Instagram account banned @adr1600, with 443k followers. And, she has a Facebook account with 27k followers. On her Twitter account named @AprilDRyan, she has 686k followers.

Body Measurements

April Ryan has black hair color and black eyes. Besides that, there is no information about her weight, height, body measurement, and more.