Missy Ryan

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Missy Ryan
Missy Ryan

Missy Ryan is an American journalist. She covers the Pentagon, military issues and national security at The Washington Post.[1] She previously wrote for Reuters.[2]


Ryan received a B.A. in English Literature from Georgetown University in 1997. She then completed a master's degree at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2005.


Ryan started as a Correspondent covering Iraq in 2008 for Reuters News Agency. She was made Deputy Bureau Chief in Baghdad in 2010.[3] 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.[4][5] 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.[6]


  1. ^ "Missy Ryan, The Washington Post".
  2. ^ "Commentary | Reuters UK". uk.reuters.com. Archived from the original on 2017-07-11. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  3. ^ Sherwood, Harriet (2011-08-22). "Libya: journalists trapped at hotel amid fighting". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  4. ^ "White House Appoints 2012-2013 Class Of White House Fellows". whitehouse.gov. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  5. ^ "The New York Press Club | Awards for Journalism". www.nypressclub.org. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  6. ^ "Missy Ryan Jumps from Reuters to WaPo". Cision. 2014-09-22. Retrieved 2019-02-18.

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