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Ryan Van Horne is a journalist, writer, editor and playwright based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ryan Van Horne's Bio:

Ryan Van Horne has more than 20 years experience as a journalist — mostly in print — but also in radio, television, and online publishing. He has covered politics, business, and sports and worked as a reporter, editor, columnist, editorial writer, and photographer.


After The Daily News went out of business in 2008, Ryan Van Horne worked in government communications for almost four years before deciding to return to journalism as a freelancer. Since early 2012, he has worked for The Cape Breton Post, The Canadian Press, Sun Media/QMI Agency,, Alberta Oil, Halifax Magazine, Atlantic Business Magazine, Saltscapes, The Hockey News, the Nova Scotia Business Journal, and many other publications.

Ryan Van Horne's Experience:

  • Freelance journalist at Self-employed

    I write for newspapers, magazines and the web. I draw on my extensive background to write news, business, sports and human interest stories.

  • Communications Officer at Nova Scotia Department of Energy

    Internal and external communications.

  • Communications Officer at Nova Scotia Department of Health

    Recognized by supervisors for ability to diplomatically accommodate the wishes of various stakeholders at the Department of Health, the DHAs and the political realm. Recognized for common-sense approach to problem solving Recognized for innovative approach to social media news release

  • Feature writer, Editor, Communications Advisor at International Scouting Services

    Edited monthly scouting reports on hockey players destined for National Hockey League, major junior hockey and university and wrote player profiles. Helped ISS develop a worldwide reputation as leading source of scouting information on NHL hockey prospects. Participated in online discussions with hockey fans about the company's prospect ratings, the business of scouting and about hockey prospects.

  • Reporter at CBC Radio

    Worked as a general assignment reporter in Halifax newsroom and covered the world hockey championship. Learned how to use audio editing software.

  • Reporter, Copy Editor, Columnist at The Daily News

    Edited stories, checked facts, designed pages on Macintosh computer, proofread stories, wrote headlines, and selected photographs. Edited op-ed pieces, columnist submissions, and letters for Perspective pages

  • Editor and production manager at The Journal

    Converted the newspaper to desktop publishing and redesigned appearance to make it cleaner and more eye-catching.

  • Correspondent at The Cape Breton Post

    I cover politics, business, entertainment and sports in Halifax for Cape Breton's daily newspaper.

Ryan Van Horne's Education:

  • Saint Mary's University

    Bachelor of Arts
    Concentration: Political Science
    Activities: Editor and Production Manager of student newspaper. Chairperson of Student's Representative Council.

Ryan Van Horne's Interests & Activities:

Nature, especially oceanography and cetaceans, military history, logic, humour and cooking.

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