Meet Ryan Smith!

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  • Ryan Smith, lead anchor of HLN's Evening Express, is more than just a great smile and some neat facial hair
  • He’s passionate about the law, health, and wellness stories that matter to you
Meet Ryan Smith!

Ryan Smith is a lot of things -- a lawyer, an advocate, a health buff, but above all, he says, it’s his positivity that guides the way he delivers the news.
 
“I’m a happy guy,” Ryan says. “But I’m a happy guy who assumes there’s always a side to everything, a side we can learn from or feel good about.” That’s what you’ll get from HLN’s new show Evening Express -- the news of the day, presented in a way that won’t make you want to bury your head under the couch pillows.
 
There are a few other things you’ll learn about Ryan pretty quickly. He’s a real-life, honest-to-goodness lawyer who has lent his legal eagle abilities to InSession and Morning Express with Robin Meade. And yes, he’s one of the good lawyers, who can help absolutely anyone understand the most difficult of topics without reducing it to the bumper-sticker, one-liner kind of news you’re probably sick of.
 
“We’re always going to be digging deeper,” Ryan says. “When I was working as a lawyer, I always said the best lawyers are the ones who can describe the complicated things as if they were talking to any person on the street. And really, it’s not super-complicated. It’s about nuts and bolts.”
 
But law is just one side to Ryan’s glimmering prism of news know-how. He’s a major health buff, and if you’re ever in Atlanta, there’s a good chance you’ll see him working it out in the gym. “I’m the kind of guy who likes to not only keep in shape physically, but keep in shape mentally,” he says. “For me, it’s about what I do with my life that keeps me happy. It’s about living a certain way. And that gets me fired up. I love to cover stories about how people can live better lives, how they can be not only healthier, but happier too.”
 
Sadly, we can’t all have Ryan Smith at our dinner table, decoding the big stories of the day and advocating for us and our families, but we can have the next best thing: Let Ryan, along with the rest of the Evening Express crew, welcome you home every weekday night from 5-7 p.m. ET on HLN. You’ll be glad you did. 

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