Ryan Hutchins is deputy editor for states and Canada. He
POLITICO’s state capital and Ottawa-based reporting teams. He was previously bureau chief in New Jersey, where he established a six-reporter team covering state government and politics. Hutchins joined POLITICO in 2014 as a reporter covering real estate policy, economic development and infrastructure for Capital New York, a precursor to POLITICO’s New York outpost.
Hutchins previously worked at The Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper, where he was a Statehouse reporter in Trenton following stints on several local news beats. He wrote about former Gov. Chris Christie, his rocky oversight after Hurricane Sandy and the eventual collapse of the Republican’s career following the so-called Bridgegate scandal. He also covered environmental policy, the state prison system and the flailing effort to save Atlantic City’s casino industry.
Hutchins has also worked for the Times Union in Albany, N.Y., and the Press-Republican in Plattsburgh, N.Y. He studied journalism at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He was born and raised in upstate New York.