Meet the Team

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
U.S. troops in Afghanistan
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Trump Said To Have Decided On Strategy In Afghanistan

A meeting of the National People's Congress in Beijing
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China's Government Gets Historic Publisher To Censor 300 Articles

Australian Sen. Pauline Hanson
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An Australian Official Wore A Burqa In A Push For It To Be Banned

Bonnie Tyler in the "Total Eclipse of the Heart" music video.
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The Unofficial Solar Eclipse Theme Song Has An Interesting Origin

"The Walking Dead" scene
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Team Behind 'The Walking Dead' Sues Network For Not Paying Enough

Former President Barack Obama
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Obama's Tweet For Unity Becomes Most-Liked Of All Time

A U.S. airman.
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A Think Tank Says A Transgender Ban Could Cost The US Military $960M

An American military base in Guam.
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Kim Jong-Un Seems To Hit Pause On Sending Missiles Toward Guam

President Donald Trump and Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier.
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Why This CEO Says He Left Trump's Manufacturing Council

Jason Kessler surrounded by journalists and protesters.
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Co-organizer Of White Nationalist Rally Chased Away By Angry Crowd

Russian fighter jet
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For The First Time In Years, Russia Is Training Women Fighter Pilots

President Donald Trump
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Lawmakers Are Criticizing Trump's Response To Violence In Virginia

President Donald Trump golfing
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How Much Does President Trump Golf? It's Hard To Keep Track

An inflatable chicken used in protest near the White House.

Giant Inflatable Chicken With Trump's Hair Hangs Out Near White House

Satellite imagery of Tropical Storm Franklin
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This May Be The Atlantic's First Hurricane Of The Year

Olympic medal and League of Legends gamer
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Will Esports Make It Into The 2024 Olympics?

Emilia Clarke
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Hackers Demand Ransom From HBO, Target 'Game Of Thrones' Actors

An excavation site in France.

'Little Pompeii' Reveals Ancient Roman Life In Modern-Day France

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Why Israeli Officials Are Trying To Shut Down Al Jazeera

Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump
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Pence Calls Out NYT Report That He's Vying To Win In 2020

The U.N. Security Council
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China Supports Tough New UN Sanctions Against North Korea

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Planet With Scorching Hot Atmosphere Is Crucial For Finding New Earth

A physical representation of bitcoin tokens.
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A Rival Bitcoin Was Just Created From Within

U.S. Border Patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Government Will Waive Environmental Laws For Part Of The 'Border Wall'

Exploration on the moon.

You Could Be NASA's New Planetary Protection Officer

The Bialowieza Forest in Poland
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Poland And The EU Are Facing Off Over A UNESCO-Protected Forest

Sam Shepard
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Legendary Playwright And Actor Sam Shepard Has Died

Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Putin's Retaliation Against US Could End Up Hurting Russians

Masked members of Hamas.
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The EU Is Keeping Hamas On Its Terrorist Blacklist For Now

Police in Rio de Janeiro
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10,000 Troops Being Deployed In Rio De Janeiro To Counter Crime Wave