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White House Reporter April Ryan to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Sept. 7, 2017
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906
Cell: 443-547-8805
jrosen@jhu.edu @JHUmediareps

April Ryan

WHAT: The next event in the JHU Forums on Race in America will feature veteran journalist April Ryan.

Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks since January 1997, will give her perspective on reporting on the U.S. presidency during a moderated conversation.

As host of the daily feature The White House Report — which is broadcast to AURN’s nearly 300 radio affiliates — and through her blog Fabric of America, Ryan delivers news with urban and minority perspectives.

A Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate, she is the author of the best-selling book The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents, which won an NAACP Image Award. She is one of only three African-Americans to serve on the board of the White House Correspondents Association in that organization’s 100-year history. In April 2017, Ryan signed on as a political analyst with CNN, and in May she was named 2017’s Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Tracey Reeves, the university’s director of media relations, will moderate the conversation.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.

WHEN: 7 p.m., Sept. 12.

WHERE: Mudd Hall, room 26, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21218.

LIVESTREAM: There will be a livestream of the event here: https://hub.jhu.edu/hopkins-race-forum-live/.

BACKGROUND: The JHU Forums on Race in America began in 2015 to promote open, thoughtful, and informed conversation about race and racism. Past speakers include writers Ta-Nehisi Coates and Charles Blow, and activists Angela Davis and Bree Newsome

Members of the media who expect to cover this event should RSVP to Jill Rosen at 443-997-9903 or jrosen@jhu.edu.

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