Russ Parr Morning Show

Journalist April Ryan called into the Russ Parr Morning Show to discuss her new book, the upcoming presidential race, and more!


April Ryan is playing it safe amid the coronavirus pandemic by practicing self-isolation and working from home. With her absence at the White House press briefings as of late, the veteran reporter wasn’t there when President Donald Trump lashed out at Yamiche Alcindor of the “PBS NewsHour” on Sunday. Instead, Ryan revealed to Journal-isms that she has been supporting her colleague behind the scenes […]

April Ryan White House Correspondent, DC Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks has “adored” Tom Joyner since before they even met. She says she “loved” him the first time she saw and read about him in Ebony magazine. She tells Tom that being on the Tom Joyner Morning Show was a “bucket list” item […]

This morning we woke up to some sad news. US Representative Elijah Cummings has passed away at the age of 68. A colleague and friend of his, April Ryan, spoke to the TJMS about just what kind of man Cummings was. “He saw God in everything” even The Lion King, Ryan said. He was a […]

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As I am watching people freely walk around the airport this morning, I realize our perception of the reality of freedom is misplaced. You don’t understand the concept of freedom until you are not free anymore. These comments are the result of an unexpected meeting this weekend at the CBC annual festivities that left me […]


CNN is reportedly planning to roll out an all-black panel show featuring regular contributors April Ryan, Andrew Gillum, Angela Rye and Bakari Sellers. According to Page Six, the group were a hit with viewers when they appeared on the network’s morning show, “New Day With Alisyn Camerota and John Berman” during the Democratic debates last week. “It was the most excitement […]

Over the weekend Trump went on a Twitter rant about Representative Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore April Ryan, American Urban Radio Networks’ White House Correspondent, told the Tom Joyner Morning Show crew that if there’s anything people should know about her it’s that she’s from “a Morgan State University graduate. and a Morgan […]

Check out our honorees 30 – 20 below. 30. Nona Hendryx Age: 74 Who She Is: Member of the group Labelle What She Does: Since moving on from music Hendryx as started a program called SisteSMATR. Where She’s From:  Trenton, New Jersey Why She Made Our List: Her program is dedicated to getting young women involved in and […]

President Donald Trump’s constant verbal assaults on black female journalists is completely unacceptable. Earlier this month, Trump blasted CNN reporter Abby Phillip, CNN contributor April Ryan and PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor, all of whom are African-American women. Trump called Ryan a “loser” and repeatedly told her to “sit down” during a press conference and criticized […]


NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump’s combative relationship with the media deteriorated further Wednesday with a news conference where he called some reporters rude and accused a PBS reporter of posing a racist question when she asked him about white nationalists. “It’s such a hostile media,” Trump said during his post-midterms news conference at the […]


The reality star showed her true self in an explosive interview.

April Ryan sits down with Sybil Wilkes to talk about her new book Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House during the 2018 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion. Check out the full interview below. PART 1      PART 2      PART 3     READ MORE STORIES ON […]