Benjamin Ryan Bio, Age, Wife, The New York Times, NBC, Cancer

Benjamin Ryan

Benjamin Ryan Biography

Benjamin Ryan is an independent media personality specializing in health and science coverage. He writes regularly for NBC News and also contributes to The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, and Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Benjamin Ryan Age

Ryan is 44 years old as of 2022. However, his birthday is unknown.

Benjamin Ryan Height

He is 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Benjamin Ryan Nationality

He is American by nationality.

Benjamin Ryan Education

Ryan attended Bush School in Seattle, Washington from 1984 – 1997. He then joined Columbia University in the City of New York where he graduated Cum Laude in 2001. He also received an honors creative writing certificate. In addition, Ryan wrote his thesis on Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and spent a semester in Paris during his junior year, studying French literature in Columbia’s Reid Hall program.

Benjamin Ryan Parents

Ryan and her mom had a lot in common. They were both English majors who loved to gab, had a wicked sense of humor, believed fiercely in the importance of being a loyal friend, and were into deep-affecting-character-drama films.

Like Ryan, her mom also had a lot of health problems. She dealt with arthritis; sarcoidosis; and an acoustic neuroma (a benign brain tumor), the surgery for which left her deaf in one ear, with a balance disorder and chronic pain in her neck. For Ryan, the litany has included chronic pain, chronic migraine, episodic chronic fatigue, and brain fog.

Ryan’s mom died of cancer at 54 years old from a bra in tumor known as a glioblastoma.


Benjamin Ryan Wife

Benjamin is a member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. However, he has managed to keep his marital status away from the limelight. Therefore, it is not known whether he is married, single, or in a relationship.

Benjamin Ryan The New York Times

Ryan is an independent journalist specializing in health and science coverage. He writes regularly for NBC News and also contributes to The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, and Thomson Reuters Foundation. His work has also been published by The Nation, The Atlantic, New York, PBS, The Marshall Project, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, Men’s Journal, City & State, Quartz, Out, and The Advocate.

Ryan is particularly interested in public health, climate change, and psychology and how the science of each field intersects with public policy.

Following years of volunteer work in the HIV field,  Ryan started his journalism career reporting on that epidemic. He went on to serve as an editor at large at HIV Plus and then at POZ magazine, and also covered viral hepatitis and cancer for POZ’s sister publications, Hep and Cancer Health.

In his investigative work, Ryan exposed Governor Rick Scott’s administration for overseeing the effective blocking of $70 million to combat Florida’s HIV crisis in The Guardian. He also broke new ground in the narrative behind Harvey Weinstein’s questionable financial dealings with the HIV charity amfAR. In addition, Ryan assisted with a Times investigation into nursing homes that are hotbeds of a highly fatal drug-resistant fungal infection.

Benjamin Ryan Cancer

Ryan is a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed in April 2022 with recurrent testicular cancer. On May 24th, 2022, he had his first day of 10 weeks of chemotherapy.

In August 2022, he completed his chemotherapy. Though he hasn’t recovered fully, he is responding well to the medication he had.

Benjamin Ryan Salary

He receives an average annual salary ranging between $20,000 – $100,000.

Benjamin Ryan Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million – $5 million.

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