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Hank Phillippi Ryan

reporter, WHDH 7 News, Boston

Award-winning investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan is currently on the air at Boston's NBC affiliate WHDH 7 News, where she's broken big stories for the past 22 years. Her stories have resulted in new laws, people sent to prison, homes removed from foreclosure, and millions of dollars in refunds and restitution for consumers. Along with her 26 Emmy Awards, Hank has also won dozens of other journalism honors. She's been a legislative aide in the United States Senate (working on the Freedom of Information Act) and at *Rolling Stone Magazine* (working with Hunter S. Thompson). Her first mysteries were bestsellers: *Prime Time* (which won the prestigious Agatha Award for Best First Novel, was a double RITA nominee for Best First Book and Best Romantic Suspense Novel, and a Reviewers' Choice Award Winner) and *Face Time* (a Book Sense Notable Book) were best sellers. They were both re-issued this summer from MIRA Books. The newest in the series are *Air Time*. Drive Time will be released in February 2010.