Matt Ryan

'New York NOW' Managing Editor

Since taking over the reins in 2009, Matt has been the driving force behind the scenes producing a program with the right mix of news, in-depth reporting and analysis for the state's weekly public affairs show.  Under his leadership, 'New York NOW' has won two of the most prestigious awards in the state.   After three straight nominations, the program was awarded  a New York State Emmy for Matt's look at the rise and fall of the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester.   A year earlier the same program won a New York State Broadcasters Award for “Outstanding Locally Produced TV Show.”  Honored with national awards for programs in public affairs, documentary and historical programming categories, Matt is also the producer, writer, editor, and host of the WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard.'

An avid photographer, Matt's work has been featured in numerous publications, including 'The New York Times,' 'The Village Voice,' and his shot of the Kodak building landed on the cover of the children's book 'Rochester and the State of New York: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know.' Many of his photos can be found on this site.

Matt is a native of the Finger Lakes town of Victor and is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh.  He resides with his family in the Capital Region.

Matt with his 2013 Emmy

Matt prepping for an interview


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12:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

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Legislation & Policy
5:29 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Bill of Rights for adoptees pushed in Albany

  Some adoptees, and some biological parents for that matter, go their whole lives without knowing each other.  There is legislation, if passed, that could change that here in New York. 

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12:56 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

DiNapoli not happy with budget's public campaign finance plan

Tom DiNapoli has long been an advocate for a public financing system for campaigns.  In the newly enacted state budget a plan was put in place, but only for this fall's state comptroller's race.  You might think he'd be happy about that.

But you'd be wrong.

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Legislation & Policy
1:31 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Budget deal reached

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Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders have a spending plan for the fiscal year 2014-15.  Voting on the budget bills will begin Monday by legislators. 

The following is a release by the governor: 

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