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Maureen Ryan Joins AOL Television as Lead Critic

by AOL TV Staff, posted Aug 13th 2010 4:00PM
Maureen RyanAOL Television is excited to announce that Maureen Ryan will joining our team as lead critic on September 1, 2010.

In her new role at AOL Television, Ryan will continue to do what she does best: report on the TV landscape with an unrivaled passion and enthusiasm. From breaking news and insider scoop to getting conversations started about entertainment trends and hot topics, Ryan's audience will find everything they've come to know and love.

"We're elated to have Mo bring her passion, expertise and unique voice to our site," said Sandra Deane, editor-in-chief of AOL Television. "She's an established TV critic with more than 13 years experience at the Chicago Tribune and we're thrilled to have someone of her caliber join the AOL Television team."

Ryan comes to AOL Television from the Chicago Tribune where she worked as a television critic for the last six years and wrote for the paper's various entertainment sections for over 13 years. She was one of the first bloggers at The Tribune Company. Her TV site, The Watcher has been nominated for an Editor and Publisher Eppy Award as Best Entertainment Blog, and her criticism has been cited in Entertainment Weekly, Slate, Variety, Time and Broadcasting & Cable.

Ryan, a member of the Television Critics Association, was named one of the six most influential critics in America by Variety in 2007. She has also commented on television for NPR, MSNBC, CNN and other media outlets, and has served on the jury for the American Film Institute's Top 10 Shows of the Year.

Follow Maureen at @moryan on Twitter

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Great !!!! Another "left winger".

November 11 2011 at 11:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Who the heck is she - just another no-talent shoved down our throats. Who needs a woman to tell them if a show is worth watching or not????

November 09 2010 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yay! I loved reading you at the Chicago Tribune. I am so glad that you've made the move. Hope it all works out good for you.

September 04 2010 at 12:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I was wondering where you went! Glad I hunted for you. I have it bookmarked.

September 01 2010 at 12:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is the best news I've heard out of AOL in 10 years! What a catch, Mo Ryan is wonderful!

August 26 2010 at 4:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael WIlliam

I hate being a negative dude, but she was hack-y and cutesy with the Chicago Tribune. I don't expect a marked improvement for AOL.

August 15 2010 at 12:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

so is she going to write for TVS?

August 13 2010 at 7:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dennis Anderson

It's an Editor & Publisher Eppy Award, not Espy, which are awarded by ESPN. And congratulations Maureen.

August 13 2010 at 4:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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