Matt Ryan

'New York NOW' Managing Editor

Since taking over the reins in 2009, Matt has been the driving force 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 become a regular winner of some of the most prestigious broadcast honors in the state.  After three straight nominations, the program was awarded a New York State Emmy in 2013 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 Association Award for “Outstanding Locally Produced TV Show” and in 2014 NYN won another NYSBA accolade for “Best Public Affairs Program.”  Honored with national awards for programs in public affairs, documentary and historical programming categories, Matt was also the producer, writer, editor, and host of the WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard.'  He filled the same roles in 2014 for the documentary "Nine Long Days: TR's Journey to the White House."

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 at Plattsburgh.  He resides with his family in the Capital Region.

Matt with his 2013 Emmy
Matt with his 2013 Emmy

Matt with NYN's 2014 New York State Broadcasters Award for "Best Public Affairs Program."
Matt with NYN's 2014 New York State Broadcasters Award for "Best Public Affairs Program."

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12:00 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question

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9:05 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Speaker Silver arrested in Manhattan

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is under arrest and $3.8 million dollars in eight different bank accounts held by Silver have been seized, as federal prosecutors accuse the Speaker of running two fraudulent and corrupt schemes.

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Politics & Elections
5:56 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Barron calls Cuomo's presentation "fluff"

Longtime Andrew Cuomo antagonizer Charles Barron was not a fan of the governor's State of the State/Budget Address. 

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Politics & Elections
4:26 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Rochester Senator Funke delivers GOP response to Cuomo

Governor Cuomo made the unprecedented move of combining the State of the State and Budget Address into one presentation, a move necessitated by the January 1 passing of his father Mario.  The governor released his proposals today in Albany, a broadcast that was anchored on NYS PBS/NPR stations by New York NOW's Matt Ryan and Casey Seiler. 

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Politics & Elections
6:33 am
Wed January 21, 2015

WATCH our coverage of Governor Cuomo's State of the State/Budget Address

Watch our coverage of Governor Cuomo's State of the State and Budget Address with Matt Ryan and Casey Seiler above.

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