Early in the week, the news channels announced that April Ryan, a graduate of Morgan State University and White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, will join CNN as a political contributor. She has since gone on Twitter and affirmed the Monday announcement.
Ryan expressed her excitement to be joining the world leader in news. She stated that the new role would enable her work with several prominent people, some of whom she has admired for an extended time, and others have worked with at the White House over the past 20 years. She said, “I am thrilled to become the latest CNN political analyst.”
Ryan has remained a long-time Washington correspondent and has lately featured in the news. Just last week, Spicer disagreed with Ryan during press briefings when he told her to avoid shaking her head as she received answers from her questions.
The sentiments angered Ryan prompting her to give a reply in support of such actions that she claims she has done the same with for some time and took it as normal in the past 20 years.
The heated exchange led to a firestorm of criticism of the spokesman for seemingly patronizing to her while she was asking questions related to a news topic. The press drama inspired the trending of #Blackwomenatwork hashtag last week.
We can remember that also in February, during a news conference with President Trump, Trump asked her whether she was willing to set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus.
Ryan exchanged with Trump when she asked if he would meet with the Congressional Black Caucus. In reply, the President asked if the CBC were her friends. Trump was criticized for his handling of the exchange but declared he is the “least racist person.”
Ryan has engaged in a viral moment during her interaction with the administration. We don’t know yet what role Ryan will play for the CNN. Her ability to ask tough questions and creating headlines makes her the most outstanding journalist with a positive coverage.
Since the beginning of the Trump’s administration, Ryan has covered the news that she considers affecting the black community. She is applauded on covering and highlighting the black issues.