Standing on Shoulders of Giants, April Ryan is Opening Doors for Others


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By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia After 25 years working as a White House correspondent, April Ryan has seen it all. Before he became president, Barack Obama invited Ryan as a guest of his for a Congressional Black Caucus dinner. She covered Obama’s two terms as president and wrote about more history when Kamala Harris became the first Black vice president and Ketanji Brown Jackson earned confirmation as the first African American female on the U.S. Supreme Court. Ryan also joined a host of other journalists and minority women to draw the ire of former President Donald Trump, who infamously railed at the decorated journalist in 2018, calling her a loser. “After what I’ve seen, no,” Ryan remarked when asked whether anything surprises her anymore. “I hope I don’t have to be surprised anymore. I’ve seen 25 years of ebb and flow, and, at the end of the day, it’s about people and reporting for people.” Ryan noted that she once worked for a “boutique” news organization, and now she’s achieved near unparalleled success at theGrio, where she opened up the news department and the White House Bureau. On Saturday, April 30, Byron Allen’s Allen Media...