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

The Women’s Studies department at IPFW isn’t having a great month. Many professors and students in the program were Hillary Clinton supporters, and they were hoping to see the first woman elected president of the United States.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

New York Times journalist and Fort Wayne native Charlie Savage spoke at IPFW Thursday about post-9/11 presidential power. 

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Allen County Council President Roy Buskirk died with less than a week left before the election. That means his name was still on the ballot, and Buskirk received a winning number of votes for the at-large County Council seat. Democrats and Republicans disagree about what party will fill his empty seat.

As people head to the polls for Election Day, WBOI’s Lisa Ryan and Zach Bernard visited a few polling locations to ask Northeast Indiana residents who they’re voting for, and why.

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Allen County Council President Roy Buskirk died Friday from liver cancer at the age of 72.

Tom Arthur from Orange, CA, United States, via Wikimedia Commons

This year, early voting has been up across the country. WBOI’s Zach Bernard and Lisa Ryan visited early voting locations in Northeast Indiana to see if they’re experiencing a similar trend.

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Nineteen people are running for school board positions across Allen County this year, and they’re the only candidates who won’t have their party affiliation listed by their names.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Indiana Tech Law School announced Monday it will officially close in June, after four years of operation and a loss of $20 million.

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Retiring U.S. Senator Dan Coats visited the WBOI studios to discuss state and national politics and his plans for the future.

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Trail advocates in Northeast Indiana want to create the largest trail system in the state. The proposed trail was recently named the Poka-bache Connector. The first part of the name, Poka, comes from Pokagon State Park in Angola, which is where the trail will begin.