Ryan Takeo started at KSHB in September 2021 after working in several markets around the country.
Ryan has reported in Grand Rapids, San Francisco and Seattle before most recently working at KOMU in Columbia, Missouri.
He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and years later had the opportunity to teach young journalists at his alma mater. Ryan met his wife in college and is a proud father of two boys.
Ryan’s talent goes beyond reporting. He does it all – writing, filming, editing and performing. He loves connecting with people, earning trust and telling their stories. He believes Kansas City is a great place to be because it has the comforts of a big city with the charm (and budget) of the Midwest.
If you run into Ryan when he’s not working hard on a story, you’ll likely find him trying all the BBQ spots, but Gates is his favorite. He’s excited to watch Royals games at the K, the Chiefs and Sporting KC matches.
Ryan’s favorite movie is “Shawshank Redemption” and he will binge “Better Call Saul.” He likes books about brain science and every kind of music from pop to country.