August 30, 2010

Six things about Ryan Smith

Posted: 10:28 AM ET

Hi guys! My name is AJ, I’m one of the floor directors on Morning Express. That's me with Ryan Smith above. People always ask me what it’s like to work on such a cool show, so I thought I’d give you all a taste of our world behind the scenes. Check back every so often for the dirt on your favorite morning crew and some show secrets, too.

Have you seen this guy around lately? Ryan Smith is our new contributor, bringing you all of the in-depth details on the day’s news. He’s also a host of In Session on our sister network TruTV, so he comes to us with some serious credentials. "I bring the energy," Ryan says. "I want to dig deeper into some of the big stories of the day, whether it be politics, sports, or crime." He also loves his visuals, so expect to see a lot of props and hands-on action. Want to know more? I picked his brain and found out a few things you gotta know about our newest addition to the team.

1. A native of Philadelphia, PA, Ryan’s a tried and true Philly sports fan.

2. He graduated from Columbia Law School

3. Favorite food? Chocolate chip pancakes – he loves them.

4. He’s had a colorful career, including stints at the NFL as an executive for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and on Animal Planet as the host of Underdog to Wonderdog.

5. Despite his new early morning schedule, Ryan says he’s trying desperately to avoid developing a coffee habit!

6. And this one’s from me – he’s always smiling, even at six am! Now that’s a morning person.

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Heather Dansby   October 28th, 2010 8:54 am ET


I noticed you were on Morning Express a few weeks back. I enjoy the pieces that you contribute to the show! Keep up the great work,and continue to makes my day.

Heather T. Dansby

Sharon Sprandel   June 28th, 2011 1:43 am ET

I love watching Ryan. He never gets boring, he's always interesting. He seems like a great guy.

Autumn   July 1st, 2011 2:32 pm ET


What a cool job you have! I have seen Ryan many times and think he is the perfect man for my friend. Is he married? Does he want to be set up on a blind date? My friend is gorgeous and well-educated. She would be a perfect match for him.

Lynn   July 4th, 2011 9:58 am ET

Ryan Smith is the best! Been watching his excellent facilitation of the Casey Anthony trial. He has a very bright future, and you heard it here first!

Cathy Lamb   July 7th, 2011 10:33 am ET

The anchors are makimg like July is just weeks away. We are in the mont of July.
I really do not believe the this judge is going to let her go in a matter of days.

tina   October 12th, 2011 11:25 am ET

Is bryan married???

Joanne Hodder   October 18th, 2011 9:18 am ET

Propofol ordered/delivered by Murray. Less the amount on hand at the time of MJ's death. Will give a very accurate accounting as to how much propofol was actually administered to his one and only patient, MJ.

Hayley   October 27th, 2011 8:31 pm ET

Is Ryan Smith dating, married or single?

KELLI WOODS   November 2nd, 2011 9:31 am ET

I "REALLY ENJOY" watching Ryan on HLN. find myself turning the channels just to find him. When God send me my husband, i want him to be just like Ryan! Keep up the good work. You're great!

candyce jones   March 16th, 2012 4:48 pm ET

ryan smith i am a big fan of you i watch you on trutv everyday

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