Ryder is a digital content producer and the weekend assignment editor at KEYT, KCOY, and KKFX in Santa Barbara.
Ryder received his Bachelor's Degree in Communication at California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks, California. During college, Ryder was able to study abroad in China and study Chinese media censorship. Before his senior year, he traveled to Germany with the university's choir for a choir tour.
Ryder's experience includes working at KABC and NBCUniversal in Los Angeles. He was also the first media manager for the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company in Thousand Oaks.
Before becoming a digital producer and the weekend assignment editor, Ryder was a photographer and editor for NewsChannel 3 covering such events like the Thomas Fire and the subsequent mudslides.
While at NewsChannel 3, Ryder won a Golden Mike for his live news coverage of a Goleta Warehouse burning in 2017.