PIONEER: Julie Ann Ryan
HILARIOUS, SPONTANEOUS and fabulous are just a few words to describe popular radio producer/presenter Julie Ann Ryan, producer and presenter of the Drivetime show on Colourful Radio.
With over 17 years of broadcasting experience she has worked across the board producing and presenting a range of radio shows with passion, wit and charm.
Initially Ryan wanted a career in music, starting out as a bass player before moving onto singing.
She found radio after a friend, Pierre, suggested she would be perfect for it.
After her first presenting job on LWR, she worked on a some pirate stations before entering working in community radio and then commercial radio.
Her charismatic personality and relaxed interviewing style have won her interviews with attracted some of the entertainment world's most famous stars such as Shaggy, Sisqo, Ameriie, Raphael Saadiq and Omar, politics.
During her years in broadcasting, Ryan has also written a gossip column, been an entertainment correspondent for a magazine TV show, and has regularly worked as a film and TV Support Artist appearing in major blockbusters such as Avengers, Fast & Furious 6, Maleficent & Captain America, just to name a few. She also had a fun time appearing on ITV’s Dinner Date which is often repeated.