Ryan Piers

Ryan Piers

<strong><span style="font-size: small;">General Assignment Reporter<br /></span></strong><a title="Click here to email Ryan." href="mailto:rpiers@wmbd.com">rpiers@wmbd.com</a><a href="mailto:rpiers@wmbd.com" title="Click here to email Ryan."></a>

A native of Washington, Ryan joined the team in February 2014 and is excited to cover his hometown community. You can catch him out on the streets looking for the next big story.

Ryan returned to Central Illinois after reporting off-and-on for NCTV17 in Naperville for several years. He’s also broadcasted for a variety of sports teams, including the Peoria Chiefs and the Eastern Illinois University women’s basketball squad. As undergraduate at North Central College, Ryan interned for multiple Chicago-land radio stations while contributing to his college radio program. His work even earned him a couple student Silver Dome Awards.

Ryan is avid fan of horror movies and documentaries and loves to spend his non-working hours at the theater. He holds a Masters degree in Political Science from EIU and is always up for discussing what’s going on in the White House.

Ryan’s favorite part about being a journalist is being able to share the stories of the hard working people in Central Illinois. You can email him at rpiers@wmbd.com or connect with him on social media.



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