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

White House Correspondent, April Ryan

April Ryan Biography

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


How old is April Ryan? – Age

The “Under Fire” author is 52 years old as of September 5, 2019. She was born as April Danielle Ryan in 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

April Ryan’s Marriage – Husband, Tennie James

April is no longer married. However, she was married to Tennie James, with whom she has two children, both daughters. It is not quite clear when the two got married nor when they got a divorce from each other.

April Ryan Daughters

Ms. Ryan has two daughters, namely, Ryan and Grace. The kids’ father is her ex-husband Tennie James and as a family, April and her daughters live in Baltimore.

CNN's Political Analyst, April Ryan
CNN’s Political Analyst, April Ryan

Journalist and correspondent April Ryan

Having studied broadcast journalism from the Morgan State University, April has a B.S. degree and a 2017 honorary doctorate from the institution. From Claflin University, she got awarded another honorary doctorate. After completing her B.S. degree education, April joined the media field as a jazz disc jockey. With time, she became a reporter working with radio stations that include North Carolina A&T University and as a news director for WXYV-FM in Baltimore, Maryland.

She then joined the White House press corps in January 1997 working for the American Urban Radio Networks. As of 2020, April has covered four presidential administrations as a White House correspondent. 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.

April Ryan and the Trump presidency

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.

Where is April Ryan working now?

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 Net Worth

April is a veteran at journalism having been in the industry for over 23 years as of 2020. She has an estimated net worth of 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