Ryan started as a Correspondent covering Iraq in 2008 for Reuters News Agency. She was made Deputy Bureau Chief in Baghdad in 2010. Ryan was then posted to Mexico for four months as the Acting Bureau Chief before returning to Washington to serve as Pentagon Correspondent.
In 2012, Ryan became a White House fellow and won the New York Press Club award for political reporting in 2012. She became National Security and US-Middle East Correspondent in 2013. Ryan joined The Washington Post in 2014 as a Staff Writer, covering the Pentagon.
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