About 

  • Ryan Struyk is a producer for State of the Union with Jake Tapper on Sunday mornings in Washington, focused on writing interview questions for headliner political guests, as well as researching current events and policies shaping national American politics and the 2020 presidential race.

    He was previously a data reporter and mobile producer for the CNN Politics digital team, where he wrote data-driven stories on all things politics, produced the CNN Politics mobile app and contributed to drafting and analyzing CNN's public opinion polling.

    Before joining the CNN team in June 2017, Struyk worked as a political reporter-researcher at ABC News in Washington covering public opinion polling, campaign finance, the delegate process and other breaking news stories during the 2016 presidential election. Struyk also previously covered the Idaho state legislature for the Associated Press in Boise, and he worked as a research associate for Langer Research Associates in New York City conducting the ABC News/Washington Post poll.

    Struyk was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Mich. and graduated from Calvin College in 2014 with degrees in political science and mathematics. He is always happy to geek out about music theory, inferential statistics or his beloved Detroit Tigers.