Ryan Poppe

News Reporter - Capitol

Ryan started his radio career in 2002 working for Austin’s News Radio KLBJ-AM as a show producer for the station's organic gardening shows. This slowly evolved into a role as the morning show producer and later as the group’s executive producer.

Eventually converting into an on-air reporter, Ryan has covered topics ranging from crime to the political process at the state capitol.

Ryan and his wife Mary own a home in Leander. He enjoys spending time at many of areas parks and outdoor spots with his son Luke and listening to live music at some of Austin jazz and reggae hotspots.  

Ryan is the cook in the family and it is understood that the kitchen is his territory. His favorite menu items range from Jamaican to North African fare to modern Thai-cuisine.

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Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio State Rep. Roland Gutierrez made it official on Saturday at Brook City-Base: He's running to replace embattled State. Sen. Carlos Uresti, who was convicted on 11 counts of fraud and money laundering charges in February. Gutierrez announced his campaign even though Uresti has not left his Senate seat.

Ryan E. Poppe / Texas Public Radio

Texas’ leading senator in Washington D.C. echoes the worries of other Texas Republicans that President Trump's plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum would be bad for the U.S. economy and ultimately spark a trade war.

Ryan Poppe

Candidates running in Texas’ primary election are attending rallies and making last minute appearances at various events — anything and everything within their power to get out the vote before Tuesday’s election.  



David Martin Davies / TPR News

Texas Democrats continue to outpace Republicans in the number of early votes cast ahead of the March primary. In some sections of the state, thousands more voters cast a ballot in the Democratic primary during the early voting period.

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Guadalupe County commissioners denied a permit to promoters of Float Fest, a two-day event featuring tubing down the San Marcos River and music concerts. The event was expected to attract more than 30,000 tubers and concert-goers, beginning July 20.