Mary Ryan, KNOM news manager, outside the radio station.

Mary Ryan is an artist and multimedia storyteller. Motivated by KNOM’s mission, she started as News Manager in July of 2021. She edits news stories and supports volunteer fellows in the writing process.

Mary calls Anchorage, AK her home. She graduated with a BA in Journalism and Public Communications from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2020. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as the features editor and managing editor of The Northern Light (TNL), UAA’s student-run newspaper. Multimedia courses and TNL’s partnership with KRUA, UAA’s student-run radio station, introduced her to broadcast journalism.

Working remotely from Connecticut, Mary is pursuing an MA in Strategic Communications and Public Relations at Sacred Heart University. This degree will further her goal to draw on her creativity and the power of words to make the lives of others a little better.

During her free time, Mary loves all things arts. She takes every chance she gets to swing dance. She enjoys acrylic painting, sketching, and a variety of crafts including making dream catchers and friendship bracelets. She also plays guitar, violin, and piano.