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


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12:00 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question


Will you be voting yes or no on Prop 3, the 'Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014?' Click here to take survey


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Legislation & Policy
2:08 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Latest from Senate and Gubernatorial Races

Politics & Elections
9:52 am
Thu October 9, 2014

VIDEO: Tonko-Fischer Debate

Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko and Republican challenger Jim Fischer debate live on WMHT-TV as they seek to win the 20th Congressional District seat.

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Politics & Elections
2:12 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

VIDEO: Governor's Q+A

Education & History
1:43 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Digital Coding for Kids

  STEM education is becoming an increasingly important part of children’s lives, in some countries concepts like programming and coding are being taught alongside traditional subjects like reading, writing and mathematics. In this program we look at how some companies are using toy robots and games to teach this important skill. 

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