Lisa Ryan

Reporter & Morning Edition Host

Lisa joined WBOI in June 2015. She's the local host of Morning Edition and a reporter, covering a variety of topics in Northeast Indiana. 

She graduated from Ball State with degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. She has her master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Most recently, she reported for Illinois Public Radio from the Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

Lisa enjoys traveling, reading and coaching Girls on the Run in her free time. 

Huntington UTEC Employees Feel Forgotten

Mar 15, 2017
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Layoffs have now started at the United Technologies Electronic Control factory, or UTEC, in Huntington, Indiana. Although its parent company United Technologies announced more than a year ago that UTEC and its sister company Carrier would move to Mexico, the first round of layoffs just started last Friday, according to a company spokesperson.

Erosion washes away about a foot of soil each year on the banks of the St. Marys River near Headwaters Park. This is bad for the land and also for the rivers, which is why the city plans to stabilize the riverbank in this area to prevent future erosion.

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The geosciences department at Indiana University--Purdue University Fort Wayne inspired the idea for the school’s mascot, the mastodon. Students in that department helped uncover a mastodon fossil about 40 miles north of the school, which is now on permanent display at IPFW. However, the department itself has just been eliminated.

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Fort Wayne’s Board of Public Works opened bidding Thursday for the largest public works project in the city’s history.

Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is this Sunday, and some Fort Wayne residents might be surprised to learn that artifacts from his life and death are in a small museum in the basement of the downtown Allen County Public Library.

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For every thousand live births, nine babies in Allen County die before their first birthday. The county’s infant mortality rate is higher than Indiana’s, and the state already has one of the worst rates in the country. McMillen Health launched a new mobile initiative Monday aimed at addressing this issue.

More than 250,000 people have library cards at the Allen County Public Library, and more than 65,000 people used their library cards last year.

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University presidents in Indiana have expressed opposition to President Trump’s executive order that temporarily bars immigrants and refugees of certain countries from entering the United States.

No IPFW students are from any of the banned countries, but two faculty members are, says Director of International Student Services Brian Mylrea. He says he’s planning to talk to all international students and staff, even those who aren’t from countries under the travel ban.

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IPFW celebrated the grand re-opening of its library Tuesday, after being closed for a full year.

New Year, New IPFW

Jan 2, 2017
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IPFW’s restructuring plan goes into effect January 1, which means after the new year, some degrees won’t exist at the university. And that’s not the only change planned for IPFW. IU and Purdue trustees approved a plan to split the school into two separate universities.

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