Andrew Ryan

Andrew Ryan is an investigative reporter for The Boston Globe. He joined the newspaper in 2006 as a breaking news reporter. In 2010, he became City Hall bureau chief and covered the final term longtime Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the first term of Mayor Martin J. Walsh. He has worked to keep elected officials accountable and has written about influence peddling in state and city government. He was part of a team of reporters who wrote an award-winning, five-part series about the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood of Boston.

Prior to joining the Globe, Ryan wrote for the Associated Press in Boston, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, The Day in New London, Conn., and the Highbridge Horizon in the Bronx.

Latest stories

Spotlight | Seeing Red

Five years, 300,000 cars: The numbers behind Boston’s traffic battle

By , Globe Staff

There’s a lot more cars than there used to be, but that’s not the only thing leading to the nightmare that is Boston traffic.

Somerville mayor says city plans to open safe consumption site for drug users

By and , Globe Staff

Mayor Joseph Curtatone plans to open a safe injection site next year in his city in an effort to protect addicts at risk of overdosing, he said Wednesday.


For sale in the pot industry: political influence

By , , , , and editor Patricia Wen of The Boston Globe Spotlight Team. Ryan wrote this story. ,

Marijuana may be the hot, new retail business in town, but it largely plays by the old political rules.


Mass. marijuana industry is mostly corporate and white. Inside one Boston battle to change that

By , , , , , editor Patricia Wen of the Spotlight Team. This story was written by Dungca and Adams. ,

The race to open Mattapan Square’s first pot shop raises questions about trust and who gets to cash in.