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. 

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Allen County trails are expanding in southern Fort Wayne. Officials broke ground on the project Tuesday.

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The candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction held their first and only debate in Fort Wayne Monday. 

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Each year, IPFW’s hospitality and tourism management students run their own restaurant in Fort Wayne. 


On Thursday, the state health commissioner declared a public health emergency for Allen County. That declaration allows the county to establish a syringe services program, or an SSP.

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended running mate Donald Trump during Tuesday’s vice presidential debate against Democratic Senator Tim Kaine. But professor Mike Wolf says it’s unlikely very many undecided voters were swayed by his performance. 

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This month, WBOI is reporting on teen mental health issues. When people think about teens, they often think of middle and high school students and sometimes  forget about teens transitioning into college.

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This month, WBOI is reporting on teen mental health issues. Last week, we looked at addiction and opioid abuse, and now we follow the story to the Allen County Juvenile Center.

WBOI’s Lisa Ryan reports that the center is trying to address teens’ mental health problems, sometimes through alternatives that keep them out of juvenile detention.

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This month, WBOI is looking at teen mental health in Northeast Indiana. WBOI’s Lisa Ryan reports on teen drug abuse in Indiana at a time when opioid abuse is a growing problem in the state.

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IPFW's Omnibus Lecture Series kicked off Thursday with a sold-out lecture from former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Bush said Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate was one of Trump's better decisions.

But Bush wouldn’t endorse Trump and said he isn’t sure how he will vote in November.

“For the first time in my life, I haven’t figured that out completely yet,” he said. “I’m really interested in the first debate.”

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This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, and the rate of Indiana teens considering suicide is slightly higher this year compared to last year, according to the Indiana Youth Institute.