Ryan Kath is an award-winning investigative reporter for 41 Action News. He joined the I-team in 2010 after working for four years as a multimedia journalist at the station.
Ryan's investigative work has earned 10 Emmy awards in the past three years, and also received recognition from the Kansas and Missouri Broadcaster's Associations, the Kansas City Press Club and RTDNA's Edward R. Murrow awards.
Ryan has been honored for investigations that uncovered a widespread real estate fraud scheme involving forged signatures of dead people; exposed a questionable multi-million dollar school district contract; tracked down the top parking offenders in Kansas City; and reunited families with cremated remains found in an abandoned funeral home.
In 2014, Ryan and the 41 Action News investigative team received a prestigious Alfred I. duPont Award for their continuing coverage of the deadly natural gas explosion on the Country Club Plaza.
Prior to his Kansas City arrival in 2006, Ryan worked for two years at KTTC-TV in Rochester, Minn.
Ryan graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2002, and then spent a year working as a newspaper reporter. However, he left the pen and paper behind to attain a master's degree in broadcast journalism at Boston University.
That is where he met his beautiful wife. They are now proud (and fatigued) parents of two young daughters, along with a mischievous mutt they adopted from Wayside Waifs.
Ryan is an avid sports fan, and he'll root for the Royals and Chiefs (just as long as they aren't playing the Twins or Vikings).
On the weekends, you'll see him chasing down his professional soccer aspirations in the washed-up adult league, desperately hoping to catch the eye of a Sporting KC scout.
Ryan strives to expose corruption, hold public officials accountable and question how your taxpayer money is spent. His goal is to tell stories that change government policies and make a difference in the community.