Ryan’s passion for weather started early when his father was in the U.S. Air Force. He was looking to understand why certain weather phenomena occur and how it can affect our troops around the world.

Born and raised in San Antonio, Ryan pursued a degree in Operational Meteorology with a minor in Mathematics. After rigorous courses and forecasting, he graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2017. After graduation, Ryan began his broadcasting career in the Rio Grande Valley at KGBT CBS 4. During his time there, he learned valuable forecasting skills and what it meant to be to be a broadcast meteorologist.

Ryan joined the KIII 3 News Team in July of 2018. As a native San Antonian, he loves to watch the San Antonio Spurs every season along with him and his father’s favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. Ryan also enjoys traveling, hiking around the country, and trying new food around town.

Ryan loves weather photos so make sure to send them in to him. You can also send him questions and news tips at rshoptaugh@kiiitv.com.