Tim Ryan is the news director at KVUE in Austin, Texas.
Before he became KVUE's news director in July 2017, he was assistant news director at 9NEWS (KUSA & KTVD), the NBC affiliate in Denver, where he worked in a variety of roles from 1991 to 2017.
During his time in Denver, Ryan participated in or managed coverage of stories including the visit of Pope John Paul II to Colorado in 1993, the Columbine High School tragedy in 1999, the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games in 2002, the Denver Democratic National Convention in 2008 and the Aurora theater tragedy in 2012.
Since joining KVUE in 2017 the station has covered Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath as well as the March 2018 Austin bombings.
Before moving to Denver, Ryan held various TV newsroom positions including reporter, photographer, producer, anchor and assignment editor at KAKE-TV in Wichita and KFSM-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Ryan is a 1985 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1997. His master’s thesis described the history of 9NEWS from its establishment in 1952.
He served four years as president of the Heartland Chapter of the National Academcy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) in Colorado and another four as national trustee. NATAS awards regional Emmy awards for excellence in television and video. He earned four Heartland Emmy awards.
Ryan also spent 15 years in volunteer leadership positions with the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and served as a community representative on the Colorado Channel Authority Board, the group responsible for TV coverage of the Colorado legislature.
In Texas, he’s a member of the Lone Star Emmy Board of Governors and a board member of the Capital Area Council for the Boy Scouts.
Ryan and his wife, Brenda, have three children.