April Ryan Biography, Age, Daughters, Husband, CNN, Books, Net Worth

By | March 31, 2024

April Ryan Biography

April is an American journalist and author who is famous for her profession as a correspondent. April has been a White House correspondent from 1997. Other titles Ms. Ryan has include being a political analyst for CNN and bureau chief for Washington, D.C., for American Urban Radio Networks. She was crowned the “Journalist of the Year” in May 2017 by the National Association of Black Journalists. As a writer, she has written the books; Under Fire, At Mama’s Knee and The Presidency in Black and White. She is as well a 2019 inductee into the Delta Sigma Theta sorority as a honorary member.

How old is April Ryan?

She was born as April Danielle Ryan in 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The “Under Fire” writer is 52 years old as of September 5th 2019.

April Ryan’s Marriage

April is a divorcee nevertheless, she was wife to Tennie James, with whom she has two two daughters. It is not revealed when the two got married nor divorce from each other.

April Ryan Daughters

Ms. Ryan has two daughters, their names are, Ryan and Grace. Their father is her ex-husband Tennie James and as a family, April and her daughters recede in Baltimore.

Journalist and correspondent April Ryan

She studied broadcast journalism from the Morgan State University, she completed with a B.S. degree and a 2017 honorary doctorate from the institution. From Claflin University, she was awarded another honorary doctorate. After finishing her B.S. degree education, April got to the media world as a jazz disc jockey. With time, she became a reporter serving with radio stations among them; North Carolina A&T University and as a news director for WXYV-FM in Baltimore, Maryland.

Thereafter she joined the White House press corps in January 1997 serving for the American Urban Radio Networks. As of 2020, April has aired four presidential administrations as a White House correspondent. She is one of the National Press Club and has worked on the board of the White House Correspondent’s Association, one of only three African Americans to be on the board.

April Ryan and the Trump presidency

In amidst her service as a White House correspondent, April has had differences with the administration’s press secretaries, especially Sean Spicer and the president himself on his opinions. She has many times raised queries on covering issues that are touching on the minorities and other issues surrounding the presidency during press briefings.

Where is April Ryan working now?

Come 2017, Ms. Ryan started working for CNN as a political analyst. She continues to be a White House correspondent e=through with the COVID-19 pandemic, she opens up that she does not take part in the press briefings at the White House as she is challenged health wise though she is working from home. Apart from being a journalist and book author, April also owns a blog called “Fabric of America” that entails stories and minority matters in the United States of America.

April Ryan Net Worth

April is an old time journalism and having been in the industry for more than 23 years as of 2020, her net worth is over $2.5 million.

April Ryan Books

  •  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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *