Arts and Entertainment Demo Reel
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Ryan Durgy is a Public Relations and Communications expert, as well as an award winning multimedia journalist. He is a Humber College and Western University alumnus.
He’s a passionate interviewer who loves asking unique and interesting questions to the stars, which have included Anthony Mackie, Russell Peters, Alessia Cara, Tyler Posey, Justin Trudeau, Rick Campanelli, and Ana Cheri, to name a few!
He also produced for CTV’s etalk. A demo reel of segments produced for etalk can be viewed here.
Ryan Durgy was awarded the Norman DePoe Scholarship by the Humber College scholarship committee, an award which is “presented to the student in the Journalism program continuing in the final year of the Broadcast pathway who shows the most promise in either radio or television journalism”
Recently, Ryan started his own podcast called Is This Adulthood? which is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Soundcloud.
Ryan worked as an intern for Entertainment Tonight Canada. While at the show, Ryan wrote stories/VO scripts for the show packages with producers (using AP’s ENPS), assisted producers and camera operators with shoots in the field and in studio, worked in the control room with the Director and Assistant Director and ran teleprompter, filled in for the Floor Director, helped the digital/online team with writing, researching, and transcribing, researched and completed information packages for producers and reporters, and helped out at the Toronto International Film Festival with the transfer of footage to the ingest station.
Check out his personal interview with ET Canada co-host Rick Campanelli:
In September 2014, with the start of a new program, Ryan decided he wanted to gain out of the classroom experience and co-founded an online channel called ficksTV. Ryan produced, edited, shot and reported for ficksTV and created engaging content with a team of other journalists. Ryan also hosted episodes of Humber College’s show called “HEY HUMBER!“.
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To view Ryan’s Demo Reel and segments, click here.
To listen to Ryan’s radio reports for 96.9 Radio Humber, click here.
To read some of Ryan’s published articles, click here.
He has always had a passion for being involved, which can be seen in everything he accomplished around campus. Within the Lifestyle Reporter role for WesternTV (formerly known as The Big Purple Couch TV Show), Ryan gained broadcast journalism and editing experience on campus. As a reporter for the show, he had the pleasure of interviewing students and speakers about all the latest topics around campus. He also edited, produced and directed the majority of his segments while also helping out with the other reporters’ segments. He also assisted with the social media postings regarding the show. His Lifestyle Reporter segments with WesternTV/BPC became some of the most popular segments in the seven season history of the show.
Ryan was also an Assistant Trainer for Western’s renowned Campus Tour Guide program and frequently toured prospective students and their family members around the beautiful campus. As a Residence Assistant, he was selected as a delegate for the past two annual Residence Life Conferences. Ryan’s presentation about the Appreciative Advising program won the Thomas Edison Award in 2014 for inspiring “fresh and new” ideas for other residence life staff to bring back to their home institutions.
Ever since he was a young boy, Ryan was in love with the media world. At only twelve years old, Ryan would have his neighbours film him interviewing community members about the latest happenings in his hometown of Toronto. At thirteen years old, Ryan and his family moved to Huntington Beach, California where he was involved with his high school’s Academy for the Performing Arts, a television and media program, and volunteering as a camera operator at Saddleback Church.
In 2010, he was welcomed with open arms to Western University and soon started up his first website; the student driven, university news site Rewd.ca. The website gained media attention and coverage from the London Free Press, Metro News, 106.9 The X FM, and CHRW Radio. It also grew and at the height of its popularity, the website had over 16,000 unique visitors visiting the site every month, with a group of 5 students writing for the site. In March 2012, Ryan took a break from Rewd.ca to focus on school and his student council endeavours.