Ryan Burrow

Ryan Burrow has been WGN Radio’s News Director since 2020. 

Over the last 20 years he’s served as a radio reporter and anchor for WGN Radio, ABC News, the Clear Channel News Network, FM News (Chicago), WLS-AM (Chicago), WREG (Memphis) and WFVA (Fredericksburg, VA). 

Burrow has covered major stories including the demonstrations following the deaths of George Floyd and Laquan McDonald, the mass shootings in Parkland and Las Vegas, presidential campaigns and inaugurations, Super Bowls, Final Fours, hurricanes, and major trials. He also produces and hosts Quest for Gold, a weekly podcast on preparations for the Olympic Games.

Ryan grew up in Roselle, Illinois and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University (’02), and a master’s degree in journalism from DePaul University (’13).  

…And he owns a 2008 Buick Lucerne.

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