Ryan Tarinelli | Associated Press New York

 🌐 Albany, New York 
Bellevue, Washington


Ryan has been a crime reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, where he anchored the paper’s coverage of gangs and gun violence. He has also worked as a temporary reporter for The Associated Press in Nevada and Texas. Earlier, he had internships with The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington; and the Moscow-Pullman Daily News in Idaho. He attended the University of Idaho and served as news editor of the student-run newspaper, The Argonaut.

Statehouse coverage focused on criminal justice and mental health

Ryan will be placed in the New York state capitol alongside veteran statehouse staff to report on criminal justice issues across the state, including issues of poverty, race and changing policy on who is prosecuted, how they are incarcerated and how politics in Trump’s America are influencing those trends. He will have access to AP colleagues on the national state government reporting team, data experts and a network of colleagues with deep experience reporting on government. AP’s team of reporters in Washington, D.C. will also help Ryan understand the connections between state and local trends. He will produce a balance of spot news and enterprise work, with an emphasis on data-driven stories that can be distributed to AP customers around the state.