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Ryan Denham

Content Director

Contact Ryan at rmdenha@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-5426.

Ryan started his career as a copy editor and later business and city government reporter at The Pantagraph in 2006. He later worked for WJBC radio in Bloomington.

Ryan joined WGLT full-time in 2017 as Digital Content Director. He became Content Director of both WGLT and WCBU in 2020.

  • WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Monday, August 15. A Central Illinois group is educating people on how to help preserve the monarch butterfly population. Plus, a recent graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University plans to spend her time as a Fulbright scholar in Vienna the music of composers who were silenced by the Nazis.
  • WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Friday, August 12. The new head of Bloomington's District 87 schools says he's excited for the school year. Plus, in the wake of more race discrimination lawsuits filed against State Farm, a discrimination law expert says retaliation is common in discrimination cases -- and there's a high legal bar to prove someone liable.
  • The electric automaker Rivian plans to add a second shift at its Normal manufacturing plant by the end of next month, creating a need for even more hiring, the company said Thursday.
  • WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Thursday, August 11. McLean County is receiving national attention for its mental health initiatives. Plus, a look at how McLean County courts hope to reduce recidivism among young adults.
  • WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Wednesday, August 10. A Bloomington High School senior has been appointed to the city's citizen-led police review board. Plus, a look back at the life of longtime Normal town council member and public servant Garrett Scott.
  • Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe was at the White House on Tuesday as President Biden signed legislation that will pump more than $50 billion into research and manufacturing of semiconductor chips.
  • WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Tuesday, August 9. Bloomington was host to a recent summit aimed at getting more girls interested in the STEM field. Plus, an agricultural behemoth has launched a pilot program that pays farmers to use "carbon smart" practices — and that includes farmers in McLean County.
  • WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Monday, August 8. There's a new scam targeting central Illinois businesses. Plus, there have been trace amounts of the so-called "forever chemicals" in the water supply of three McLean County communities.
  • WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. You'll hear about another change in leadership at the Bloomington Election Commission. Plus, an update on efforts to bring a grocery store to west Bloomington.
  • WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know to start your day for Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. You'll hear about a lawsuit filed against a central Illinois strip club over alleged wage issues. And an interview with Normal Mayor Chris Koos about economic development.