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For five years, you saw Ryann Monahan report on WICD ABC NewsChannel 15. Now, she wants to hear from you. Listen for Ryann’s “What’s Up With That?” commentaries, weekdays at 828AM, 1125AM, and 225PM.
A native of Naperville IL, Ryann has lived in Champaign for 10 years now. She came to town for college, stayed for graduate school, a job, met the love of her life and fell in love with the community along the way.
Ryann spent 2005-2010 diving into the community and covering local news issues including the state budget, University of Illinois admissions and Chief Illiniwek controversies, local politics and the Arcola hostage stand-off for WICD-TV.
She received her BS degree in Media Studies from the University of Illinois in 2004. Ryann earned her Master’s Degree in Journalism from the U of I in December 2005.
During college Ryann spent her summers at Fox News Channel in New York City, NBC 5 in Chicago, and NBC Nightly News in Washington, D.C.
Ryann married Arcola native, Chris Monahan in February 2009. Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family, volunteering with Junior League of Champaign-Urbana, going out to eat, traveling, and counting down the days to Arcola’s Broom Corn Festival!