Kevin J. Ryan is a journalist and author who has spent the past decade covering business, sports, education, and technology. He reports on entrepreneurship and tech startups at Inc. magazine, where he hosted the Inc. Uncensored podcast and co-hosted a video series. He has previously written for publications including ESPN The Magazine, Fast Company, CNBC, Mental Floss, and the Long Island Press, where he received an award from the New York Press Association for his coverage of education during the Great Recession.
Kevin’s book Ahead of the Game: The Unlikely Rise of a Detroit Kid Who Forever Changed the Esports Industry–about entrepreneur Delane Parnell, his incredible path from poverty to building a several-hundred-million-dollar gaming company, and the burgeoning world of high school esports–was published by HarperCollins Leadership in 2022. You can order it here.
During his career, Kevin has interviewed athletes such as Blake Griffin, Maria Sharapova, Eddie George, and Dwyane Wade, and reported on companies like Tesla, Uber, Amazon, Apple, 23andMe, SpaceX, Airbnb, Warby Parker, Beyond Meat, Casper, and Peloton. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and education from Boston College and his master’s in journalism from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. He lives in Queens, New York with his wife, Abbie, and their dog, Flutie.