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 College 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."


Legislation & Policy
10:30 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Ravitch discusses Detroit, NY infrastructure needs

The former head of the MTA and David Paterson's Lieutenant Governor, Richard Ravitch, isn't slowing down. 

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Share Your Thoughts
12:00 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question


After 14 years without one, should state lawmakers receive a raise? Click here to take survey


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Politics & Elections
4:14 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

GOP Senator Skelos re-elected leader

In what was described as a unanimous vote, Republicans senator re-elected Long Island's Dean Skelos as their leader Tuesday afternoon. 

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Health & Environment
10:36 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Water infrastructure debate in the Hudson Valley

'Do we have the surplus water to sell and if we do, is it in our best interest?'

That's the question the Kingston Water Department Superintendent Judith Hansen is asking these days. 

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Politics & Elections
3:37 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Schumer: Voters wanted change

Senior U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer made his rounds upstate today, including stops in Syracuse and Albany.

In the Capital Region, the day before Veterans Day, Schumer pushed a bill that would create annual health screenings for service members to better identify those who may be at risk to harming themselves.  

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