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Ryan Denham

Digital Content Director

Ryan Denham 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.

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Standing in the middle of Andrew Jumonville's shop was a towering man. He was normal height, but on his pedestal he looked heroic.

Monica Hesse
The Washington Post

The new gender columnist for The Washington Post says the Kavanaugh hearings showed we are in a desperately important time to be asking questions about what it means to be a woman and a man.

Sally Dyck speaks at podium
United Methodist Church

It's a difficult time in the United States for a lot of big tent mainline religious denominations who have members across the wide breadth of the political spectrum.

Fall leaves on ground
Vladimer Shioshvili / Flickr/Creative Commons

The season is changing, and that means there's a new seasonal to-do list for anyone with a green thumb.

Heartland Community College students meet mini therapy horses during their campus visit Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Move over, therapy dogs. Heartland Community College is bringing in mini therapy horses.

The Normal college hosted mini therapy horses from the organization MiniVisits on Tuesday.

Tom plays guitar
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Tom Neal is a handy, creative guy and a skilled woodworker. He could spend his time making just about anything if he felt like it—rocking chairs, picture frames, tables.

Keith Sommer speaks into mic
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Voters are accustomed to politicians who love to self-promote—the ones who call press conferences to brag about all the bills they’ve introduced, who give impassioned floor speeches ahead of a controversial vote, who blitz the media with press releases about their positions.

Scaringe speaks
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Bloomington-Normal residents won’t have to wait very long after the LA Auto Show to see Rivian’s first two vehicles firsthand—or to shop for one.

Bob Mahrt speaks at meeting
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Bloomington officials will answer questions about a proposed overhaul to the city's zoning code during two public sessions Wednesday afternoon.

Jen McMillin poses
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Jen McMillin says she decided to run for office last year on the day two Democratic heavy-hitters—Lisa Madigan and Barbara Flynn Currie—announced they weren’t seeking another term.

Fingers on a keyboard
M. Spencer Green / AP

Bloomington-Normal is accustomed to hosting big softball, volleyball, and basketball tournaments. It can now add esports to the list.

ground squirrel
Cliff / Flickr/Creative Commons

There's not a lot of in between on squirrels. People either think they’re annoying rodents or think they're cute critters and like to have them around.

Kathy Michael and Nikita Richards
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Democrat Nikita Richards says Republican McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael “broke the law” when she delayed the start of early voting last spring. Republicans say that’s a “bold lie that cannot be allowed to stand.”

Lacrosse player makes a move
Warriors / Facebook

A local lacrosse club is hoping to convince Unit 5 and District 87 to form a cooperative lacrosse team that would compete against other Illinois High School Association schools.

Sorensen walks through courthouse
Ryan Denham / WGLT

UPDATED 11:20 a.m. | Former McLean County Board chairman Matt Sorensen is expected to be released from federal custody this month after serving his one-year sentence for defrauding State Farm and one of its consultants.

Photos: Barks & Brews at Destihl Brewery

Sep 30, 2018
Cindy Le / WGLT

Pet Central Helps found homes for pets Saturday at the Barks & Brews adoption event at Destihl.

Kathy Michael and Nikita Richards
Ryan Denham / WGLT

McLean County’s Ethics Commission has scheduled a meeting to review a complaint filed against County Clerk Kathy Michael.

Police Car Lights

Authorities released the name of a second man killed Sept. 19 in a fiery crash that shut down Interstate 39.

Kathy Michael and Nikita Richards

Local Democrats claimed Thursday they have proof McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael used her county-owned computers for political purposes and that they suspect she tried to destroy one of them to conceal evidence of it.

John H. Kraus grave
Facebook / VFW Post 454

A woman who comes from one of McLean County’s most well-known military families is trying to rally support for a passion project honoring local soldiers killed in World War I.

JB and Juliana in studio
Cindy Le / WGLT

Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker unveiled his higher education plan Wednesday during a stop at Illinois State University, pledging to spend millions more on financial aid for low-income students and those considering out-of-state schools.

Deanna and Adam
Ryan Denham / WGLT

What’s the average commute time in Bloomington-Normal? How many patents do our entrepreneurs win each year? What’s the median rent for those living in the Twin Cities?

Dan Caulkins
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Bloomington-Normal’s two Illinois House districts are attracting a lot of attention this election season, with state Reps. Dan Brady and Keith Sommer facing their first general election challengers in years.

Fans at the arena
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Grossinger Motors Arena could be losing its indoor football team.

Frontier airplane on runway
Central Illinois Regional Airport / Facebook

Frontier Airlines is officially back in business at Central Illinois Regional Airport.

Clay Wheeler and Dan Donath
Bloomington Police Department

Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler has promoted a sergeant to his old job overseeing the Office of Professional Standards.

Luke Bryan performs
John Salangsang / Invision/AP

Illinois State University’s fundraising campaign is getting some help from country singer Luke Bryan.

Police Car Lights

Bloomington Police were out in force Tuesday morning on the city's west side after someone was shot.

Al Bowman at podium
Illinois State University

Over the last 15 years Illinois has seen a 57 percent increase in number of students choosing to go out-of-state for college—enough students to fill an entire public university campus.

Suspect walks down hallway
Bloomington Police Department

Bloomington Police are looking for the public's help finding the man who tried to rob a hotel at gunpoint.