ROANOKE, Va. -

Ryan O'Brien is WDBJ7 Mornin's newest on-air talent.

Starting Monday, September 16th, Ryan O'Brien will feature "Hometown Traffic" Monday through Friday on WDBJ7 Mornin'. He'll provide live updates at 5:45 a.m., 6:15 a.m., and 6:45 a.m. Monday through Friday on any accidents or construction projects that might slow down your morning drive.

Ryan O'Brien will work his contacts at local transportation and law enforcement organizations to get up to the minute details.

Monday through Friday, Ryan will bring you the latest traffic updates for your morning commute.

Ryan is originally from Rochester, New York, and came to the Roanoke area when he was 13 years old.

Ryan graduated from Northside High School and started his career in radio at the young age of 14.

To sign up for text message alerts about traffic issues, click here. http://www.wdbj7.com/text

If you'd like to send WDBJ7 Mornin' traffic tips, text "81944" from your cell phone. Start your message with the word "Traffic" then type your traffic tip. If you are driving, please always pull over before sending a text message.