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. 

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

For students entering school for the first time, one of the biggest challenges is learning how to act in a classroom. In an effort to prepare these potentially at-risk students, United Way of Allen County offers a four-week summer program.

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By now, the last of the July 4th bunting has been taken down, the fireworks are packed away for New Year's Eve, and all the patriotic parades are over and done. The middle of July is reserved for hot summer nights, weekends at the lake, and occasionally "Christmas In July.”

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

The Fort Wayne City Council held a public hearing Tuesday to allow people to voice their opinions on whether to raise the county income tax rate. The majority of people who spoke at the hearing were in favor.

Fort Wayne’s Board of Park Commissioners discussed riverfront development during a meeting Thursday. The project might be partially funded by an income tax increase, if City Council approves the plan.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Fort Wayne’s Board of Park Commissioners created a task force to look at upgrades for Memorial Park. The committee was created in the wake of a failed proposal to lease some of Memorial Park to Indiana Tech.

A Fort Wayne-based disability advocacy group created a website that will help people with disabilities find services throughout Indiana.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Indiana's infant mortality rate is higher than the national average, and parts of Allen County are home to the worst rates in the state. 

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Ivy Tech Northeast announced it’s creating a baseball team for its Fort Wayne campus. Once the team is accepted into the National Junior College Athletic Association, Ivy Tech Northeast will be a Division II school, which would be unlike any other Ivy Tech campus.

Tony Macklin

What is fake news?

WBOI Presents brings you a panel discussion that looks to answer that and many other questions. WBOI's Lisa Ryan took part in the panel that looks at the role of journalists, the way information is shared on social media, and what people can do to look beyond the headlines.

Andy Downs moderated this panel at the Helmke Library at IPFW on May 22nd.

Panelists:

Lisa Ryan

Reporter and Morning Edition host, 89.1 WBOI

Michael Wolf

Professor of Political Science, IPFW

Assem Nasr

On Wednesday, the Legacy Joint Funding Committee denied a request to fund a Fort Wayne shooting range.

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