Meteorologist Ryan Coyle has a history of diving right into severe weather situations. His arrival at abc27 in September of 2011 was no different, with record flooding from Tropical Storm Lee devastating the region on his first day on the job.
Before coming to the midstate, Ryan worked at WNEP, the ABC affiliate in Scranton, Pennsylvania. (His first days there include a major tornado outbreak). He has also logged time as the Chief Meteorologist at WIVT in Binghamton, New York.
He's always stayed closed to his roots, having grown up in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where his extended family still lives.
Ryan has earned the title of Certified Broadcast Meteorologist from the AMS. It's an elite designation for individuals who have undergone rigorous examination by the American Meteorological Society. Meteorologists with this seal have passed a stringent written exam testing their understanding of weather and forecasting. Their on-air work is also reviewed by a team of AMS experts who rate their ability to communicate critical weather information to their audience.
Ryan attended college in the snow belt of upstate New York. He earned a degree in Meteorology from Oswego State, and one in Broadcast Journalism at Syracuse University from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. While at Syracuse he also earned a third degree (his forgotten one as he calls it) in Geography.
When not covering the wild world of weather, Ryan loves to explore the many ‘Mom & Pop' restaurants our area has to offer. He and his wife Tiffany both consider themselves foodies and make themselves right at home in the kitchen. Ryan also spent several years as a ski instructor in the Pocono Mountains. He says his teaching career has gone into early retirement, but you can still find him on the slopes in his free time.
Now Ryan continues his journey down Interstate 81; starting in Syracuse, to Binghamton, to Scranton and now onto Harrisburg!
Feel free to drop him a line with a weather question, or even a restaurant suggestion.