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Prior to joining the Otago Daily Times, he worked in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Australia and Southeast Asia for various newspapers, websites and news agencies.
He is no stranger to New Zealand, having previously lived in Auckland for more than two years in the early 2000s.
She is originally from Brazil and has been in New Zealand for the past year, where she recently completed a postgraduate diploma in journalism at Massey University in Wellington.
She has previously worked in Australia and her native Brazil for various media companies, including in television, news websites and newspapers.
Miss Ryan has previously worked as a reporter for the Southland Times, Oamaru Mail and Otago Daily Times.
She has spent the past three years working at Parliament.
"I’m excited to take on these new roles in a community that is invested in local news and, most importantly, has so many stories worth writing about," Miss Ryan said.