About April Ryan

April Ryan is also the Washington D.C Bureau Chief and Senior White House Correspondent at theGrio. She can be seen on CNN as a political analyst. Ryan is the longest-serving Black woman reporter in the White House press corps and has served on the board of the prestigious White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) for 25 years. She is one of only three African Americans in the Association’s over 100-year history to serve on its board. She is also an esteemed member of the National Press Club. In 2015, Ms. Ryan was nominated for an NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author) for her first book.

April opened the DC Bureau for theGrio and led theGrio to a permanent White House Briefing room seat and into presidential and supplemental pool duty, a first for a Black-owned digital news organization.

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The White House on Funding Updates For Haiti Relief
April 11, 2024
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan updates theGrio on the latest involving proposed funding for Haiti amid civil unrest.
April 11, 2024
“The Hill with April Ryan” catches up with the cast of “A Different World” at the White House who weighed in on student loan debt.
Governor Wes Moore Warns of Economic Disruption
April 5, 2024
Catch an all-new episode of “The Hill with April Ryan” every week on theGrio.com and theGrio’s social media platforms. This […]
Governor Wes Moore Speaks on President Biden &  Francis Scott Key Bridge Repair
April 4, 2024
TheGrio chats with Maryland Gov. Wes Moore ahead of President Biden’s visit to Baltimore to tour the damage of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.
The White House on Cleanup & Budgeting For Baltimore Bridge Repair
March 29, 2024
Transportation Secretary Buttigieg is confident the federal government will have the full funding to repair the Baltimore bridge.
President Biden Addresses Baltimore Bridge Collapse
March 28, 2024
TheGrio’s “The Hill with April Ryan” looks at President Biden’s pledge to rebuild the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore
Baltimore Officials Respond to Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse
March 27, 2024
Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby welcomed President Biden’s response to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.
The White House on The State of Haiti & U.S. Involvement
March 25, 2024
TheGrio asked White House spokesperson, John Kirby, about the U.S. involvement in Haiti as it deals with violence and instability.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Conflicts Arising Across Africa
March 22, 2024
UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield is working on the various African conflicts destabilizing some countries.
Exploring Issues Facing Black Women
March 21, 2024
TheGrio caught up with Mike Bivins of New Edition who discussed the importance of getting civically engaged this election cycle.
March 14, 2024
This week’s edition of “The Hill With April Ryan” examines Haiti’s drastic political and humanitarian concerns.
Haiti, theGrio.com
March 13, 2024
The White House has committed to allocating $333 million to address the political unrest and humanitarian crisis in Haiti.
March 8, 2024
Candiace Dillard-Bassett and actress Keisha Knight Pulliam discuss the need to protect women’s reproductive freedom.
March 8, 2024
Women of color join “The Hill with April Ryan” as part of the national conversation on IVF after a controversial Alabama court ruling.
Colmon Elridge On Daniel Cameron's Run For Kentucky Governor
March 8, 2024
Ryan talks to the head of the Kentucky Democratic Party about Daniel Cameron possibly running to replace U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.
March 8, 2024
On the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, President Joe Biden channeled the civil rights activists who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to force America to do right by all of its citizens.
March 7, 2024
Catch an all-new episode of “The Hill with April Ryan” every week on theGrio.com and theGrio’s social media platforms.
March 4, 2024
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee is running to become only the second Black woman from California elected to the upper chamber of Congress.
March 1, 2024
The White House celebrated HBCUs as students and alumni descended to Washington. D.C., for a day of festivities.
February 29, 2024
“The Hill Wit April Ryan” discusses the Israel and Hamas war with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield.