Host of Nine to Noon
Kathryn Ryan grew up in the South Island is now based in Wellington.
She has a BA degree in History and Education, a post-graduate diploma in journalism, and has also completed university study in business and economics.
A journalist for twenty years, Kathryn began in print, and joined Radio New Zealand in 1999.
She spent six years reporting on Parliament in Radio New Zealand's Press Gallery office, the last three as Radio New Zealand's political editor.
She became host of Nine to Noon in May 2006.
Kathryn has covered the last seven general elections in various roles, including co-hosting Radio New Zealand's election night programmes.
Kathryn has travelled widely throughout New Zealand and visited around 20 countries in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, as well as the United States and Antarctica.
Her interests include reading, movies, good food and wine, the great outdoors, tramping and sea swimming.