Experienced Idaho politics reporter Ryan Suppe joined EdNews Thursday.
Suppe, 28, comes from the Idaho Statesman. For nearly two years, he was an accountability reporter focusing on the Idaho Legislature, governor’s office, attorney general’s office and the courts.
In his new role as a senior reporter for EdNews, Suppe will concentrate on education policy while covering the Legislature, state agencies and elections. Suppe replaces Sadie Dittenber, who moved to California to pursue other interests.
“I’ve followed Ryan’s successful career for years and I’ve long wanted him on our team — so landing him is a major win for us,” said Jennifer Swindell, managing editor of EdNews. “Partnered with Kevin Richert, our Statehouse and election coverage will be incredibly good.”
A Nevada native, Suppe moved to Idaho in 2018. He previously covered business for the Idaho Falls Post Register and city government for the Idaho Press in Boise. He interned with USA Today in San Francisco.
Suppe earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and philosophy from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he met his fiancé, Rachel Spacek, a fellow journalist. Suppe and Spacek live on the Boise Bench with their dog and cat.
Suppe looks forward to providing accurate and critical coverage of education policy that holds public officials and school leaders accountable.