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

Fort Wayne could soon have Purdue University’s first and only school of music. That was a proposal made Friday by faculty and administrators at Indiana University--Purdue University Fort Wayne, which is in the process of being split into two universities.

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will soon have a much shorter name. The Purdue Board of Trustees announced Friday that as the school splits into two universities, the campus will be known as Purdue University Fort Wayne.

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Fort Wayne’s fire department and the AWS Foundation, an advocacy group for people with disabilities, announced Wednesday they will start offering free safety kits for children with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Courtesy/City of Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne-based Ambassador Enterprises announced they will invest $500,000 in the South Dock Amphitheatre at Riverfront Park, earning them naming rights.

The Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners voted Thursday to continue discussion of a partnership between the city and Indiana Tech. This could allow Indiana Tech to build an athletic complex in Memorial Park.

People driving past Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve in Fort Wayne may notice smoke during a controlled burn today until around 4 or 5 p.m.

Northeast Indiana Public Radio unveiled plans Tuesday for its new building located in downtown Fort Wayne.

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Indiana Tech announced last week its intent to build an estimated $6.4 million dollar athletic facility in Memorial Park on Fort Wayne’s east side. Some historic preservation advocates would like to stop the private university’s expansion.

Courtesy/MKM

The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority, or RDA, announced today The Landing project in downtown Fort Wayne will receive tax credits, along with Regional Cities Initiative money, to help fund the $34.5 million project. The Landing is part of the Road to One Million, which aims to increase Northeast Indiana’s population.

Courtesy/IPFW

IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein announced Wednesday she will be retiring by the end of this year. As IPFW transitions to two campuses, run separately by Purdue and IU, she says the timing is right for a new chancellor to step in and lead the campus to this next stage.

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