Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan O'Donnell

Date of Joining WATE: August 2015

Birthplace/Hometown: Sacramento, CA


  • Arizona State University

Previous Media Experience:

  • KTVK – 3TV, Phoenix, AZ, Morning show Anchor/Reporter
  • WOAI – News 4, San Antonio, TX, Reporter
  • KMSB – Fox11, Tucson, AZ, Reporter
  • KEPR – 19, Tri-Cities, WA, Evening Anchor/Producer
  • KAAL – 6 News, Austin, MN, Bureau Director/Reporter
  • KTTC – 10, Rochester, MN, Reporter

Outside Interests/Hobbies:

Love being on the lake with the family, cooking, gardening, home improvement, shooting, and watching football.

What You Enjoy About Local News:

Meeting people in the community is my favorite part about local news. As a reporter and anchor, you meet all walks of life and see first-hand how the news effects them. I enjoy helping people and organizations become successful through TV.

Media Awards and Honors:

  • 2008-AP Excellence in journalism for breaking news at WOAI
  • 2004-SPJ Excellence in journalism for feature reporting at KEPR
  • 2004-SPJ Excellence in photojournalism at KEPR
  • 2003-SPJ Excellence in journalism for feature reporting at KEPR