Anne Ryder is a television journalist, writer, and speaker.
Anne is affiliated with NBC in Indianapolis and writes monthly columns for regional and international magazines.
She is currently writing her first book, based on life changes that happen “in an instant.”
Anne has reported from war zones around the world, from Bosnia to the Kosovo-Albanian refugee camps. She has also interviewed peacemakers, including the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa.
Anne traveled to Calcutta, the only American reporter in more than a decade to be granted a sit-down interview with Mother Teresa.
It was the final interview Mother Teresa gave before her death.
Anne created and produced “Hope to Tell” and “In an Instant,” stories of hope, faith and resilience of the spirit. She has earned
15 regional Emmy Awards and five national honors, including two Edward R. Murrow awards.
The Governor of Indiana granted Anne the highest citizens award the state bestows. Indiana University presented Anne with the Doris H. Merritt Service to Nursing Award for her active support of the nursing profession.
A medical emergency prompted Anne to step away from 25 years in the fast lane. She left her television anchor job at the top of her career in search of family balance with her daughter, Jennifer, and husband, Kevin.
Anne remains an active community volunteer, focusing her efforts on the homeless, education, cancer, and promoting inspirational documentaries and films.
A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, Anne is the recipient of three honorary doctoral degrees.