Dede Ryan


Armed with a degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland and a love of writing, Dede began professional life on Capitol Hill.  

She held reporting and editorial positions at U.S. News & World Report and Business Publishers during the Ford, Carter, Reagan and (George H.W.) Bush administrations. With no job lined up beforehand, Dede felt like a pioneer moving to Boise, Idaho in 1990 with her husband, Steve, and daughter, Emily.