Joal Ryan is the co-writer of the Emmy-winning documentary, Miracle on 42nd Street.
An award-winning journalist, Ryan has contributed to the New York Times (Motherlode), the Los Angeles Times, CBS News, CNET, Yahoo!, Variety, TV Guide, 247Sports, E! Online, Us Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle and public radio’s Marketplace.
Miracle on 42nd Street, the documentary feature she wrote with Steve Ryfle, premiered on the New York PBS station, WNET, and screened at the United Nations. The movie was named Best Documentary at the 2020 New York Emmy Awards.
Ryan is the author Katharine Hepburn: A Stylish Life (St. Martin’s Press) and other books.
She is the recipient of a Greater Los Angeles Press Club Award for entertainment writing, and an Academy Nicholl Fellowship semifinalist for screenwriting.