Abby Ryan has spent her entire 22-year career in “Sweet Home Chicago.” It all began when she took Radio & TV classes for fun at Thornridge High School in south suburban Dolton, Ill. Abby is grateful for her exposure to radio in high school and loves that she walked the same halls as Thornridge’s famous alums—actress Jane Lynch of Glee, NBA Basketball star Quinn Buckner, and Chicago Sun-Times columnist and film critic Richard Roeper.
Over the decades, Abby has reported news and traffic on several stations in Chicago and Northwest Indiana and has hosted the after-school program Just for Kids. Her gigs include Moody Radio, 106.7 The Fish, AM 1230 WJOB, Indiana 105, WLS, and NPR. A listener once asked Abby, “Does every female traffic reporter in Chicago use ‘Abby Ryan’ as their alias?”—to which Abby replied, “No, it’s me. I have been on every station in this town!”
Abby enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and making jewelry. She loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and baby with fur.