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Ryan Biek

Digital Content Producer

Fleeing Minnesota winters, Ryan attended the University of Missouri to study psychology and economics — that is when he wasn't too busy playing lacrosse. He didn't consider pursuing journalism until he picked it up at a summer job. Since then, he's covered a wide range of topics, including politics, neurodegeneration, food and wine and the occasional cat video. When Ryan isn't writing for Newsy, he's trying to stay out of trouble by shooting pool and playing sand volleyball with his buddies and creating food blogs.

  Recent Work
Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Notre Dame's 2017 graduation ceremony.
The NowPolitics

Notre Dame Students Walk Out On Pence's Graduation Speech

A woman smoking in London
Getty ImagesWorld

All Cigarette Packs In The UK Now Come In The Same Graphic Packaging

Big cats and their handler perform during a Ringling Bros. show.
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The 'Greatest' (Or 'Cruelest') Show On Earth Is About To End

Rep. Jason Chaffetz
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Chaffetz's Last Role In Congress May Be Looking Into Comey's Memos

Betty Jo Shelby.
Tulsa County JailU.S.

Jury Acquits Officer In The Killing Of Terence Crutcher

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden
Getty ImagesEntertainment

Grunge And Hard Rock Legend Chris Cornell Dies Unexpectedly

The cast of "Arrested Development" during the show's Season 4 premiere.
Getty ImagesEntertainment

'Arrested Development' Is Coming Back ... And So Is The Entire Cast

Police in Ferguson, Missouri.
Getty ImagesU.S.

Law That Tried To Stop Revenue-Motivated Policing Is Struck Down

A McDonald's golden arches sign above a restaurant.
Getty ImagesBusiness

McDonald's Is Accused Of Manipulating People's Emotions With A New Ad

President Donald Trump
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Trump Took Republicans' Usual Anti-Abortion Policy And Expanded It

Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."
Walt Disney Studios / "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"Entertainment

Hackers May Be Trying To Ransom A Disney Summer Blockbuster

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
The Presidency of the Syrian Republic.World

US Accuses Syria Of Killing Prisoners And Destroying The Evidence

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Getty ImagesPolitics

The Upcoming Meeting Between Trump And Erdogan Will Probably Be Tense

Melissa McCarthy hosting "Saturday Night Live"
NBC / "Saturday Night Live"Entertainment

Melissa McCarthy Joins Five-Timers Club On 'SNL'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in
Getty ImagesWorld

North Korea Tests Missile Days After South Korea Got A New President

Newly elected President Moon Jae-in.
Getty ImagesWorld

South Korea's New President Brings A New Stance On North Korea

Visualization of differences in life expectancies from the University of Washington
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation — University of WashingtonSci/Health

There's A Two-Decade Life Expectancy Gap In The US

Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte
Getty ImagesWorld

France's New President And His Wife Have A Rare Age Gap

President Barack Obama accepting the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Obama Defends His Legacy On Health Care During Acceptance Speech

British actor Stephen Fry
Getty ImagesWorld

Why Irish Police Are Investigating A British Actor's Comments On God

Always Dreaming and his jockey John Velazquez.
Getty ImagesSports

On A Sloppy Track, A Last-Minute Favorite Wins The Kentucky Derby

China's C919 jet.
Getty ImagesWorld

China Is Trying To Do Something Few Nations Have — Make A Big Airliner

Puerto Rico's capitol building.
Getty ImagesBusiness

Puerto Rico Throws In The Towel And Declares A Form Of Bankruptcy

A view of Mount Everest.
Getty ImagesWorld

Mount Everest Might Be Even More Dangerous This Year

Jane Goodall and Ivanka Trump.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Jane Goodall Said This After Ivanka Trump Used Her Quote

Running back Joe Mixon.
Getty ImagesSports

This Team's Controversial Draft Pick Prompts Calls For A Boycott

Trucks carry parts to set up the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea.
Getty ImagesWorld

An American Missile Defense System Is Now Working In South Korea

President Donald Trump
Getty ImagesPolitics

Trump Argues A Certain President Could Have Prevented The Civil War

Princess Charlotte
Twitter / KensingtonRoyalEntertainment

Princess Charlotte Turns 2, But The Public Gets The Gift

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Getty ImagesWorld

Japan Breaks From Military Tradition To Protect American Ship