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Before joining KPCC, he oversaw digital storytelling for the Los Angeles Daily News.
A lifelong Southern Californian, Ryan earned a B.A. in journalism from Cal State Northridge in 2011 and went on to work in several local newsrooms, including the community papers of the Los Angeles Times, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal and CBS L.A.
Ryan also teaches at his alma mater, training journalism students how to effectively use social media and visual storytelling to enhance their reporting.
Stories by Ryan Fonseca
Years of research, the rules of physics and common sense all point to an established fact about street safety: the faster people drive, the more dangerous and deadly our roads become.
Speed kills, but L.A. speed limits keep rising because of a state law local leaders have criticized as "absurd." Here's what's being done to change it.
L.A. has a plan to turn the congested tourist trap that is Hollywood Boulevard into a safer, more accessible space for everyone.
This latest temblor is part of a normal pattern of activity following last week's major earthquakes, according to seismologists.
Last week, Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Joe Buscaino accused neighboring cities of enforcing "unconstitutional laws... to push people experiencing homelessness out of a town and across the border into Los Angeles."
Authorities allege that parents paid about $25 million in bribes between 2011 and last month for coaches and administrators to "designate their children as purported recruited athletes," among other actions.
Parts of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties could get 3 inches of rain in a 48-hour period, while in Los Angeles County, 1 ½ to 2 inches is expected in Malibu, Woodland Hills, Pasadena and Santa Clarita.
The heavy downpour is expected to keep up through the afternoon and rain rates could reach about a half-inch per hour.
A pair of storm systems could bring more than four inches of rain by the time they pass early next week, according to forecasters.
Media industry veteran Herb Scannell, who once led Nickelodeon and BBC Worldwide, North America, will serve as Southern California Public Radio’s new president and CEO beginning late February.
The quake killed 58 people, injured more than 9,000, displaced 125,000 residents and damaged or destroyed more than 82,000 buildings in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange and San Bernardino counties.
Residents in several Southern California communities, including parts of Malibu and Burbank, are under mandatory evacuation orders Tuesday as a storm system continues to douse the region.
Here are the new speed limits (and an explanation of this confounding situation).
Monikers like the "Blue Line" or the "Red Line" will be replaced with letters instead.
Los Angeles Metro's subway system will become the first in the nation to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives — without slowing them down at security lines.