Andrew Ryan holds a BS in Communications from Northwestern University in Chicago. He first came to Taiwan on a Fulbright Scholarship to study and conduct research on Taiwan's English education environment in 1996. He is currently a program host and producer with Radio Taiwan International. Andrew is also a freelance translator and has traveled to the UK, France, Italy, and the United States interpreting for actors and performance troupes. He directs, acts, and writes in his spare time.
Andrew is the recipient of three broadcasting Golden Bell Awards -- one for Best Variety Host along with Ellen Chu (Feast Meets West, 2013), one for Best Short Feature along with Natalie Tso (Classic Shorts, 2013), and one for Best Radio Drama (Lost in Dutch Formosa, 2014). He also won a Television Golden Bell for Best Travel Show Host (From Hear to There, 2015).
Lost in Dutch Formosa also won a Bronze for Best Writing at the New York Awards (2014), and a special jury commendation at the AIB Awards in London (2014).