Ryan Dean came to 5 On Your Side in April 2008 and reported weekday mornings on Today in St. Louis for a decade before moving to the Storytelling Team in 2018. In 2019, he was promoted to broadcast managing editor.

He grew up in upstate New York, studied communications at the University of Miami and worked in Syracuse, New York before moving to St. Louis.

Ryan is married to Dana Dean who hosts Show Me St. Louis. They have two sons - Jack and Deacon.