Ryan started his radio career in 2002 working for Austin’s News Radio KLBJ-AM as a show producer for the station's organic gardening shows. This slowly evolved into a role as the morning show producer and later as the group’s executive producer.
Eventually converting into an on-air reporter, Ryan has covered topics ranging from crime to the political process at the state capitol.
Ryan and his wife Mary own a home in Leander. He enjoys spending time at many of areas parks and outdoor spots with his son Luke and listening to live music at some of Austin jazz and reggae hotspots.
Ryan is the cook in the family and it is understood that the kitchen is his territory. His favorite menu items range from Jamaican to North African fare to modern Thai-cuisine.
After hearing claims that detention centers are housing migrant children in unsanitary conditions, people are attempting to provide them with supplies.
"She lived for her children, and she died for 'em," says Ward's father.
Lawmakers came to blows briefly on the floor of the Texas House on Monday after a Republican representative told Democrats that he called immigration officers on protesters in the House gallery.