Ryan Warner

Colorado Matters Senior Host

@CPRWarner[email protected]

Ryan Warner is senior host of Colorado Matters, the flagship daily interview program from CPR News. His voice is heard on frequencies around the state as he talks with Coloradans from all walks of life — politicians, scientists, artists, activists and others. Ryan's interviews with Colorado's governor now span four administrations. During his tenure, Colorado Matters has consistently been recognized as the best major market public radio talk show in the country. He speaks French, geeks out on commercial aviation, adores and tolerates his tuxedo cat Bob, and owns too many shoes.

Professional background:
Ryan came to CPR from WGCU in Fort Myers, Fla. He was the founding host of that station's daily call-in talk show, Gulf Coast Live. Ryan served as assistant news director and local host of NPR's "All Things Considered" and filed stories for NPR during Hurricane Charley in 2004. Ryan previously hosted "Morning Edition" on WYSO Public Radio in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and co-created a weekend news magazine there. Prior to that, he served as news director of KOPN Community Radio in Columbia, Missouri. For two years, Ryan left public radio to report and anchor weekend news at KTIV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Sioux City, Iowa.

Bachelor's degrees in political science and French, University of Missouri-Columbia; Master's degree in broadcast journalism, Boston University.

Ryan has won numerous awards from Public Media Journalists Association for his interviews. He's also been honored by The Associated Press. Westword named Ryan the Best Talk-Radio Host for 2021, and the editors of 5280 Magazine voted him Top Radio Talk Show Host of 2009.

To War & Back Dick Andrews

Our series of conversations with Coloradans back from Iraq and Afghanistan.Ryan Warner speaks with Dick Andrews, of Denver, who went to Iraq twice with the U.S. Department of State.

How To Make Cars Cleaner in Colorado

The goal: cleaner cars and less pollution.But environmentalists and auto dealers disagree on how to get there.Ryan Warner talks with Tim Jackson, president of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association and […]

Lawmakers Target Textbook Prices

Ryan Warner speaks with Andrew Bateman, vice president of the student government assembly at Metropolitan State College of Denver, and Bruce Hildebrand, executive director for higher education at the Association […]

To War & Back Captain Rick Duncan

We begin an occasional series about Coloradans who’ve served in Iraq and Afghanistan and returned home.Ryan Warner speaks with Captain Rick Duncan who was seriously injured during his third tour […]

Guest Worker Woes Hit Ski Towns

Fewer international workers are coming to Colorado’s mountain resorts and some employers are struggling to make up the difference.Ryan Warner speaks to Kyndall Coffman of Crested Butte Mountain Resort and […]