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Ryan Jenkins
  • Anchor / Reporter
  • TMJ4 NBC Milwaukee

Ryan Jenkins is an Anchor and Reporter for TMJ4 News, the NBC-affiliate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He joined the team in January 2020.

During his time in Milwaukee, Ryan has been on the front line during coverage of the Coronavirus pandemic and was on-the-ground reporting during the civil unrest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. 

On a positive note, Ryan anchored part of TMJ4's coverage of the historic championship run by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2021 and proudly helped lead coverage during the first-ever television broadcast of Milwaukee's Juneteenth Day Celebration.

Ryan also digs deep into hot-button issues as an enterprise reporter. He produces weekly in-depth pieces for TMJ4's "360 reporting" franchise.

Ryan is new to Wisconsin, but not the Midwest; he was born in Elgin, Illinois. He comes to TMJ4 after spending time in the Illinois/Iowa "Quad Cities" as a Multimedia Journalist and Fill-In Anchor at WQAD-TV. He covered the historic flood of 2019, the race leading up to the 2020 presidential election, and the 2018 gubernatorial race in Illinois.

Prior to being on-air, Ryan was a video editor and served as a digital content producer. He graduated from Augustana College in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communications.

As the Editor-In-Chief of the Augustana Observer Newspaper in 2016, he was in Washington D.C. to report on the inauguration of President Donald Trump, and the concurrent Women’s March on Washington.

In college, Ryan interned at "CBS This Morning" in New York City. He worked alongside journalists who were covering hurricanes Harvey and Maria, and the 2017 Las Vegas Shooting.

Passionate about storytelling, inclusion, diversity and representation across multiple platforms, Ryan’s love for news stems from a desire to better understand and connect with the people in the community around him. 


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