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!, Inside Edition, 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 New York PBS station WNET, and was named Best Documentary at the 2020 New York Emmy Awards.

Ryan is the author of Screentime: Poems and other books, as well as several lovely songs.

She is the recipient of a Greater Los Angeles Press Club Award for entertainment writing, and a Golden Mike Award for audio journalism.