April Ryan has landed a new gig and it all may be thanks to Sean Spicer. The American Urban Radio Networks journalist and White House correspondent has now been hired as a political contributor for CNN.
The news comes hot on the heels of Ryan being scolded by Spicer to stop shaking her head in response to one of his answers at a press briefing last week. The incident drew widespread attention online and helped birth the hashtag Black Women at Work.
CNN wouldn’t say when it began negotiating with Ryan but we don’t think it’s a coincidence.
Ryan has been garnering a lot of attention since Trump has been in office. In a February news conference that went viral, Donald foolishly asked Ryan to help arrange a meeting between him and the Congressional Black Caucus – a task beyond the responsibilities of reporters.
According to a CNN spokeswoman, Ryan will be available for political commentary on all of its shows.
The 49-year-old Morgan State alumni also announced the news on her Twitter page.
NEW CNN CONTRIBUTOR: APRIL RYAN named a CNN political analyst. She is the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) April 3, 2017
Ryan has covered the White House for more than 20 years, since President Clinton’s second term, and is also the author of several books, including the best-seller, The Presidency In Black and White: My Up Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America.
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