Meg Ryan

Communications Professional

I am a Greater Philadelphia-based writer and editor with experience covering a variety of beats including food, education, arts, entertainment, health and breaking news. I don’t shy away from learning a new skill, tool or geographical area. My passions include photography, travel, pop culture and sports.

Delaware Today
Delaware's Sarah McBride Makes History as the Nation's First Openly Transgender State Senator

Sarah McBride made history Nov. 3when she won her campaign to become a Delaware state senator. She will be Delaware's first openly transgender elected official and the country's highest-ranking openly transgender elected official. /Photo by Joe del Tufo McBride, who now holds the state's District 1 seat, enters her first term focused on issues that impact residents in her district and across Delaware.

Delaware Today
Delaware's Queens of Cuisine Take Charge of the Local Food Scene

Photo by Christina Peters These female restaurateurs and chefs are taking a stand against inequality in the workforce by becoming leaders in their industries. Jess Wallen grew up in the kitchen, watching her father hone his craft in front of the stove.

Delmarva Daily Times
National Folk Festival to drive change for Salisbury

CLOSE Michael White first heard of the National Folk Festival in the late 1990s while living in Dayton, Ohio. With an interest in folk and Celtic music, the lineup offered White genres he already enjoyed, plus a litany of other performance styles. "I got exposed to a variety," he remembers.

Delmarva Daily Times
Miracle premature baby born in truck during snowstorm now meets Melania Trump

CLOSE As a storm ravaged Delmarva in January 2018, the peninsula was struck by subzero wind chill, hurricane-force wind gusts and snow. Nikki and Tyler Watkinson were driving from Greenbackville, Virginia, in the heavy snow as Nikki - at 24 weeks pregnant - continued to feel pressure.

Delmarva Daily Times
Maryland's teacher salaries are low. Officials have a plan to raise them

CLOSE Erin Davis once heard from a student that becoming a teacher would mean she needed to marry rich. The 16-year veteran art teacher at James M. Bennett High School in Wicomico County was surprised to hear the stigma around teacher salaries is so ingrained that even students don't want to give the career a chance.

Delmarva Daily Times
Student suicide: 'We don't want this to happen to anybody else'

CLOSE Ask Crystal Heiser-Turner what Kaitlyn Purnell should be remembered for and the emotions swell. "Her heart was big," said Heiser-Turner over the phone, her voice shaking ever so slightly. Purnell, 14, was a Parkside High School ninth-grader and Pittsville Volunteer Fire Department cadet.

Desert Sun
Women's motorcycle apparel exists between fear and thrill

For the creators behind women's motorcycle apparel brand Atwyld, starting a clothing line means going the mile. Co-founder Anya Violet laughs when she thinks about the 2,000-some miles of "test adventures" she rode on her bike to test the garments, from the brand's leather jacket to leather moto jeans.