Ryan Jay is one of America’s most popular nationally syndicated film critics. He is featured weekly as resident film critic on The Morning Blend and weekend newscasts on the NBC-TV affiliate in Milwaukee, WI and the FOX-TV affiliate in Fort Myers, FL. On radio, he can be heard live Friday mornings on FM stations across the country, in addition to recorded weekly movie review segments for Premiere Networks.
Ryan is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association which annually awards excellence in film at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards; and the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association which annually hosts The Dorian Awards. Most passionate about movies and the arts, Ryan has cultivated a career celebrating entertainment and sharing his unique perspective with TV and radio audiences. He was host of Digital Dish, a weekly, live, celebrity gossip show on Today’s TMJ4 Facebook page and continues to spotlight performers of theater and the arts on his Ryan Jay Reviews Facebook page.
Often on the red carpet at movie premieres and events, he has interviewed many of Hollywood’s A-list celebrities. And every other week he can be found in the pages of Us Weekly magazine as Fashion Police. Inspired since childhood by his favorite film, The Wizard of Oz, Ryan has become an Oz historian, interviewing the casts and filmmakers of many Oz films, publishing articles and presenting multimedia lectures, celebrating the legacy of Oz to audiences from around the world at annual Oz festivals in NY, IL and KS, along with universities and theaters and museums. Ryan has worked as a television producer of major pop culture and entertainment programming for networks such as Bravo, Showtime, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, TLC, and even The Jerry Springer Show.