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

State officials say the lines of cars snaking around the block of your local gas station is the result of panic and not an actual shortage of gas, but what is the psychology behind what leads to these mass “gas runs?”  

When you pull up to your local gas station, it may be hard not to notice the number of drivers in cars waiting to fill up their tank or that big “red tag” hanging from the pump handle.

Scarlette Holley

People in parts of Southeast Texas are slowing making their way back to their homes to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, with many pushing to file a claim with their insurance company before Friday.  Their urgency could be related to a Texas House Bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Marcus Griffin

With agents in the field from Corpus Christi to Houston, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has one message for price gougers, “Beware, we will find you.”  


Volunteers from around Texas stand ready to lift a hand when Hurricane Harvey impacts the Texas coastline, but the Texas Attorney General's office says there are others eyeing your wallet.

Texas Tribune

Texas’ Senior US Senator stressed the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA following President Donald Trump’s comments at a rally in Arizona predicting a termination of the agreement.  

During his campaign-style speech in Arizona, the President said that he doubted the U.S. could renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico and Canada and ultimately terminating the agreement would be a likely outcome.  

US Sen. John Cornyn agrees the trade deal needs to be revamped, but says talk of ending it would be dangerous to the Texas economy.