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April Ryan Biography

April Ryan is an American journalist who works for The Grio as a reporter, author, and White House Correspondent. Since 1997, April has worked as a White House correspondent. Ms. Ryan also works as a political analyst for CNN and as the bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks in Washington, D.C.

April Ryan Age | Full Name

How old is she? April the author is 54 years old as of September 5, 2021. She was born April Danielle Ryan on September 5, 1967, in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

April Ryan Education

Ryan earned a B.S. in broadcast journalism from Morgan State University and received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater in 2017. Ryan has honorary degrees from Claflin University, Morgan State University, and Goucher College.

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April Ryan Nationality

April is an American national and citizen by birth. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, United State of America. She is of mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

April Ryan Family| Parents

She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, by her parents. We were unable to learn anything about her family because no such information was available to the public. As a result, her parents’ identities are unknown. It’s also unknown whether he has siblings. This section, however, will be updated as soon as new information becomes available.

April Ryan’s Marriage | Husband| Tennie James

April is no longer married. She was, however, married to Tennie James, with whom she has two daughters. It is unclear when the two married or when they divorced each other.

April Ryan Daughters

Ms. Ryan and Tennie James, are the parents of two adorable daughters, Ryan and Grace. April and her daughters live in Baltimore.

April Ryan Journalist | Career

April earned a B.S. in broadcast journalism from Morgan State University, where she also received an honorary doctorate in 2017. She received another honorary doctorate from Claflin University. April began her career as a jazz disc jockey after completing her B.S. degree. She worked as a reporter for radio stations such as North Carolina A&T University and as the news director for WXYV-FM in Baltimore, Maryland. In January 1997, she joined the White House press corps, working for American Urban Radio Networks. April had covered four presidential administrations as a White House correspondent as of 2020. She is a member of the National Press Club and has served on the White House Correspondents’ Association’s board of directors. She is a member of the National Press Club and has served on the board of the White House Correspondent’s Association, one of only three African Americans to be on the board.

Doing her work as a White House correspondent, April has had exchanges with the administration’s press secretaries, particularly Sean Spicer, as well as the president himself on his comments. She has often asked questions covering issues that are affecting the minorities as well as other issues surrounding the presidency during press briefings. In 2017, Ms. Ryan began working for CNN as a political analyst. She is still a White House correspondent e=through with the Covid-19 pandemic, she revealed that she does not attend the press briefings at the White House as she has underlying conditions though she is working at home. Aside from being a journalist and book author, April also runs a blog named “Fabric of America” that covers stories and minority issues in the United States of America.

April Ryan’s Net Worth

April a veteran journalist has an estimated net worth of over $2.5 million.

April Ryan Books | Author

♦  2018 – Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House
♦  2016 – At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White
♦  2015 – The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America