Ryan Biek

Ryan Biek

Former Newsy Digital Content Producer

Fleeing Minnesota winters, Ryan attended the University of Missouri to study psychology and economics — that is when he wasn't too busy playing lacrosse. He didn't consider pursuing journalism until he picked it up at a summer job. Since then, he's covered a wide range of topics, including politics, neurodegeneration, food and wine and the occasional cat video. When Ryan isn't writing for Newsy, he's trying to stay out of trouble by shooting pool and playing sand volleyball with his buddies and creating food blogs.

Recent Work
Competitors at the King Salman Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships.
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Saudi Arabia's Chess Tournament Is Already Filled With Controversy

South Koreans see a news report on a North Korean missile test.
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South Korea Warns UN Sanctions Won't Keep North From Testing Missiles

Alexei Navalny
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Kremlin To Investigate Whether Telling Voters Not To Vote Is Illegal

Police tape
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DHS Calls Targeting Of Pennsylvania Officers An Act Of Terror

A Syrian refugee meets her father at a U.S. airport.
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Federal Judge Partially Lifts Travel Restriction On Refugees

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
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After Intense Criticism, The FBI's No. 2 Man May Be Eyeing Retirement

House Speaker Paul Ryan.
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House Republicans Think Their Plan Will Avoid A Government Shutdown

Artists concepts of two robotics mission ideas.
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NASA Has Two Very Different Robotics Missions To Choose From

Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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Apple Can Thank Reddit For Discovering The Truth About iPhone Speed

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady.
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House Republicans Pass Tax Overhaul Bill ... Again

Video from Houthi Media of a missile attack against Saudi Arabia.
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Iran Denies Giving Rebels In Yemen A Missile Fired At Saudi Arabia

Rep. Marsha Blackburn.
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Does This Republican's Plan Do Enough To Protect The Internet?

Alex Kozinski.
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Federal Judge Resigns After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Sean "Diddy" Combs while performing at the Super Bowl in 2004.
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Diddy Wants A Shot At Buying The Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.
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Carolina Panthers Owner Will Sell After Reports Of Misconduct

A Soyuz spacecraft's launch to the ISS Sunday
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Reinforcements Heading To The International Space Station

Rep. Ruben Kihuen
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Rep. Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-election Amid Misconduct Allegations

Part of the Sandy Hook Elementary School crime scene.
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What's Changed In The 5 Years Since The Sandy Hook Shooting?

Russell Simmons.
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3 Women Accuse Russell Simmons Of Rape

U.S. President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
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Palestinian Leader Doesn't Want The US Running Peace Talks

U.S. Senator elect Doug Jones.
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Write-In Votes Might Have Played A Big Role In Doug Jones' Win

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
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Lawmakers Defend Sen. Gillibrand After Trump's Tweet

Lonzo, LaMelo, LiAngelo and LaVar Ball.
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Lonzo Ball's Brothers Are Going Pro, Too ... In Lithuania

Nick Saban takes the field with his University of Alabama football team.
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Saban For Senate? Group Urges Alabama Voters To Write In Coach's Name

A homeless person in New York City.
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Number Of Homeless People In The US Increased For First Time In Years

Students in a concealed carry class.
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Republicans Argue Concealed Carry Permits Are Like Driver's Licenses

A concealed carry class.
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For Republicans, Gun Control And Gun Rights Can Be Linked

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki
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YouTube To Scale Up Human Review As Site Faces Child-Content Scandals

Danny Masterson
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Netflix Cuts Actor Danny Masterson From Show Over Rape Allegations

A coal-fired power plant.
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Dozens Of Mayors Expected To Sign Their Own Climate Accord