About A Miner Detail and Ryan Miner

Hello, A Miner Detail readers!

I’m Ryan Miner.

I founded A Miner Detail in April 2015.

A Miner Detail is a Maryland politics blog.

The site covers all-things Maryland politics and all the unique Marylanders involved in shaping our political discourse and public policy decisions.

I’m not a partisan (I’m a registered Maryland unaffiliated); I’ve voted for Democrats, Independents, and Republicans.

This Maryland politics blog is known for taking a hard-line, no-BS approach when reporting on Maryland politics.

A Miner Detail doesn’t do political fluff: We call out political hypocrisy when we see it, regardless of who the person is or the office they hold.


This Maryland Politics blog site has evolved since I launched the site; the site has weaved in and out of traditional and untraditional journalism.

A Miner Detail is new-age: We stick to the facts – though we may sometimes take opinions on news-related issues.

We’re a bit edgy if you haven’t noticed

Eric (our site’s deputy editor) and I have done some quality work over the last seven years.

As a Maryland political blogger, I abide by a strict journalistic code of conduct when piecing together a story or an opinion piece.

Am I a journalist? 

That’s for your to decide.


This Maryland politics blog features political commentary, political opinion, and sometimes, political satire! 


I’m the editor and founder of A Miner Detail.

I also host A Miner Detail Podcast.

Please reach out to me at Ryan@AMinerDetail.com.


I’m a native of Hagerstown, Maryland – born, raised, educated, and most of my family are still there!

A Miner Detail is a hobby for me; it’s a labor of love. Let’s just say that we aren’t getting rich from writing about Maryland politics.

I have a passion for news – political news, especially – and for providing Marylanders with helpful information to use at the ballot box.

As a political blogger, my responsibility is to every reader. I pledge to always present all sides of a story as fairly and categorically as possible.


  • I am a 2003 graduate of Williamsport High School. (Go Wildcats!)
  • I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University and graduated in 2008. (Go, Dukes!)
  • I earned an MBA from the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business at Mount St. Mary’s University in 2020! (Go, Mountaineers!).


I’m an alumnus of Sigma Alpha Epsilon men’s fraternity.

I was inducted into Rotary International in 2014 and was active in the Hagerstown Rotary Club until the fall of 2015. I’m currently an inactive Rotarian, but I hope to find a new club at some point.

I’m a former Boy Scout and an Alzheimer’s advocate.

And I work alongside my wife to champion mental health initiatives. My wife and I are actively working to fight online bullying in every form.


I’m married to Kim, with whom I’m a parent to two incredible and brilliant high schoolers.

My family is my world!

We live in Gaithersburg, Maryland, alongside our three rescue cats, Mitt, Lucy, and Jackson.

Ryan Miner is the Editor of A Miner Detail


  • The Maryland General Assembly;
  • Political gossip and gritty politics
  • The Hogan Administration;
  • Political campaigns;
  • Municipal, state, and federal elections;
  • Business and economic stories;
  • Education;
  • Municipal and county governments;
  • Transportation and infracture


Dick and Maureen Hann are my grandparents.

My grandfather, Carroll Richard “Dick” Hann, passed away on December 22, 2020.

There isn’t a day that I don’t think about him and the man he was. I miss him terribly.

My grandfather always enjoyed catching up on the news! He read his hometown newspaper, The Herald-Mail, now known as Herald-Mail Media, every day until his final days.

Pap seemingly always knew what was happening in and around Hagerstown.

He was informed because he read the news.

My grandmother, Maureen, my late grandfather’s brilliant and beautiful wife of 69 years, was a vicarious newsreader!

She kept abreast of the local news by reading the local newspaper and watching local television news.

In 2010, my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Though her disease has limited her cognitive functions, my grandmother still reads her newspaper today.

Reading, watching, and discussing the news was always something my family enjoyed together.

I developed a love and a passion for news. The newsgathering process is something truly special and unique.

In the spring of 2007, I interned at KDKA Radio News, and in the spring of 2009, I interned at WHAG-TV, my hometown news station.

I dedicate A Miner Detail to my grandparents, Carroll Richard Hann and Maureen Y. Hann.

Carroll Richard Hann is Ryan Miner's late grandfather