Patrick Ryan

Reporter at News 4 Buffalo 

About Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan is a dedicated reporter at News 4 Buffalo, where he proudly serves his hometown of Western New York. A native of the region, Patrick joined the News 4 team in November 2020 as a digital producer, where he quickly made a mark by breaking compelling web stories and contributing across’s various platforms. His connection to the station began earlier, as he served as a newsroom intern during the summer of 2019.

Patrick graduated from SUNY Fredonia in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. During his time at Fredonia, he took on numerous roles at the campus television station, including serving as president and general manager. He also demonstrated his leadership abilities as the campus chapter president of the Society of Professional Journalists.

In addition to his work at News 4, Patrick has experience as a part-time promotions coordinator for Townsquare Media Buffalo and has interned at Spectrum News Buffalo. He was also a mentee in the Buffalo Broadcasters Association’s fourth annual Student Mentoring Program.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Patrick received the Buffalo Broadcasters Association’s Tim Russert Media Career Award (Medal of Merit) in 2021 for his exceptional classroom and field performance. He was also honored with a second-place award from the Journalists Association of New York (formerly N.Y. AP) for Best Digital Presence.

In 2023, Patrick earned an Emmy nomination for his role in team coverage of the significant November 2022 snowstorm.

Patrick remains deeply committed to serving the Western New York community and is always on the lookout for impactful story ideas.