Ryan Young

Ryan Young joined the Channel 2 Action News team in July 2005.
The Miami native got his first big TV break while still in college by hosting a syndicated sports show.

After graduating from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Media Production, Ryan went right to work at WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, Fla., where he kept local viewers in touch with a wide variety of big stories, including the 2002 Florida elections and Florida State’s National Championship run.

As a reporter for WTOC-TV in Savannah, Ryan provided viewers with crucial, up-to-the-minute late-night reports, earning two Associated Press awards, one for best investigative piece that exposed dangerous cigarette lighters and the other for best spot news coverage of a major street collapse.

Ryan went on to tell the stories of people whose lives were torn apart by hurricanes Ivan and Frances, while working for WNCN-TV in Raleigh, N.C. While covering the problem of gangs in the state, Ryan produced a groundbreaking report on gangs in the military, a story that earned him national recognition.

Ryan says he is "happy to be back in the Peach State!"

When not in front of the camera, Ryan enjoys reading, anything that has to do with football and playing a game of fetch with his dog.

Latest from Ryan Young

Here is a picture of the murder scene where police say they found 49-year-old John Griffin. Police seek the public's help in identifying how Griffin got there and who killed him.

Police seek leads in DeKalb County murder mystery

DeKalb County police received several 911 calls about a body lying near the road by a shopping center early Thursday and found a man shot several times. After several people saw a man down lying on South Hairston Road in need of medical attention, they called 911. Detective David Findaly ...

Officials want metal detectors used throughout the day at APS

For months, Channel 2 has followed school security concerns. We have learned and have reported before that guns and knives have made it past security at Atlanta high schools. The latest incident was just detailed in court last Friday. Charles Price III, 14, faced a judge for the first time when ...

Family searches for answers one year after businessman was killed

A local family is pleading for help nearly a year after their loved one was killed during an ambush attack.   Businessman Ron Clark was going to cash a check on Marietta Boulevard last year when men followed home.   His family met with Channel 2’s Ryan Young near where ...

Teacher fired, charged in alleged inappropriate relationship with student

A Clayton County teacher has been fired, arrested and charged for allegedly having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student.   Science teacher Robert Arrington worked at Charles R. Drew high school. The 30-year-old was arrested for having an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old student, according to police.   “A ...

Federal agents raid downtown dental office

Channel 2 Action News was the only television station outside a medical office shortly after federal agents began raiding the building.   Channel 2’s Ryan Young talked to patients at the dental office on Broad Street in Atlanta Friday who said they were told to get out.   Agents spent ...

Channel 2 Action News has learned former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is under investigation by the Atlanta Police Department for an alleged assault.

Shaquille O'Neal under investigation for alleged assault

Channel 2 Action News has learned former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is under investigation by the Atlanta Police Department for an alleged assault. Channel 2’s Ryan Young obtained a police report detailing the incident, but so far, O’Neal has not been charged with anything. Shaquille O’Neal is known for being ...

A break-in at the Fox Theatre brings plenty of Atlanta police officers.

Intruder at Fox Theatre gets stuck trying to escape

A break-in at the Fox Theatre brings plenty of Atlanta police officers. At 86, Joe Patton is known as the Phantom of the Fox. Over the years, he's seen his fair share of drama from his perch above the famous theater. Patton lives in an apartment inside the midtown theater. ...

Investigators searching for shooter on cellphone video

Channel 2 Action News has obtained dramatic cellphone video of a fight between two neighbors that spilled into Epworth Street in southwest Atlanta. The video shows neighbors gathering around to watch as a man wearing a blue bulletproof vest decided to settle some scores. You can't see the shooting, but ...

The latest issue targets the new patrol cars' wiring and lighting system. Now, Channel 2's Ryan Young has learned all 70 of the new Atlanta police cruisers will be pulled off the road, according to the Police Department.

New police cruisers to be pulled off streets over wiring issue

The Atlanta Police Department could see several new police cars parked at the city maintenance yard and not on the road. Channel 2 Action News has learned of a wiring issue that could put officers in danger. It has to do with the blue lights officers have on their new ...

Each DeKalb County police officer is required to take 20 hours of training each year. The classes cover everything from their firearms to use-of-force requirements. So far, many of the issues appear to be just clerical.

42 DeKalb officers off the streets over training issues

Channel 2 Action News has learned dozens of officers have been pulled from service at one of the busiest police departments in the state of Georgia. Channel 2's Ryan Young has learned 42 officers were pulled off the streets and placed on restrictive duty in DeKalb County. "They are not ...

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