John Ryan joined KUOW as its first full-time investigative reporter in 2009 and took on the environment beat in 2018. He focuses on climate change, energy, and the ecosystems of the Puget Sound region. He has also investigated toxic air pollution, landslides, failed cleanups, and money in politics for KUOW.
Over a quarter century as an environmental journalist, John has covered everything from Arctic drilling to Indonesian reef bombing. He has been a reporter at NPR stations in southeast and southwest Alaska (KTOO-Juneau and KUCB-Unalaska) and at the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. John’s stories have won multiple national awards for KUOW, including the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi awards for Public Service in Radio Journalism and for Investigative Reporting, national Edward R. Murrow and PMJA/PRNDI awards for coverage of breaking news, and a Society of Environmental Journalists award for in-depth reporting.
He is a shop steward for KUOW’s SAG-AFTRA newsroom union and believes democracy only works when journalism holds the powerful accountable for their words and actions.
John welcomes tips, documents and feedback from listeners. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or for secure, encrypted communication, he's at email@example.com or 1-401-405-1206 on the Signal messaging app.
Languages: English, some Spanish
Professional Affiliations: SAG-AFTRA shop steward
Trappers have caught nearly a quarter million European green crabs in Washington waters so far in 2022.
Researchers on two continents aim to lure the world’s largest hornet to its doom by speaking its chemical language.
I can’t tell you where I interviewed Max Lambert, but I can tell you what we saw. It wasn’t pretty.
The fifth National Climate Assessment, released for public comment on Monday, states that people in the Northwest and nationwide are feeling the effects of climate change in their everyday lives.
No hallowed halls in this ivy league: just hard, dirty labor against an ‘evil’ foe.
Move over, "murder hornets." Lots of invasive species go on biological killing sprees.
Washington scientists hope a strange new concoction can save these creatures of the night from their mortal enemy. They call it “yogurt for bats.”
The United States banned leaded paint and leaded gasoline decades ago, but many floatplanes and other small aircraft still run on leaded fuel. Federal officials have taken a major step toward changing that.
Seattle’s climate pollution dropped 22% in 2020.
That's when a fan or air conditioner can be the difference between life and death.