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.
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.
More and more, organizers of large events are considering their eco-footprint.Ryan Warner speaks with Steve Szymanski who helps run The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, which composts its waste and offsets carbon
The state’s smoking ban will soon include casinos.Ryan Warner speaks with State Representative Anne McGihon and with Jef Bauer, who manages several casinos in Blackhawk.He’s afraid of losing loyal customers.
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