White House Correspondent April Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era. Her position as a White House Correspondent has afforded her unusual insight into the racial sensitivities, issues, and attendant political struggles of our nation’s last presidents. April can be seen almost daily on television as a political analyst on such programs as Hardball with Chris Matthews, and The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer among others. She has been featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Elle magazines, to name a few.
April has served on the board of the prestigious White House Correspondents Association. She is one of only three African Americans in the Association’s over 100-year history to serve on its board. She is also an esteemed member of the National Press Club. In 2015, Ms. Ryan was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work-Debut Author for her first book. April Ryan is the author of the award-winning book, The Presidency In Black And White, and her latest book, At Mama’s Knee: Mothers And Race In Black And White. A paperback version of The Presidency In Black And White – with updates about President Trump – will be published later this year.