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 and 2015 NYN won back-to-back NYSBA accolades for “Best Public Affairs Program.”  In addition, Matt was the producer, writer, editor, and host of the 2008 WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard.'  He filled the same roles in 2014 for the film "Nine Long Days: TR's Journey to the White House" and is currently in production on a film about former Governor Mario Cuomo. 

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 NYN's 2nd straight NYSBA in 2015.

Ways to Connect

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Earlier this week another feud between Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli surfaced.

Mountain Lake PBS journalist Thom Hallock joins us to discuss North Country politics and environmental issues.

In our latest podcast Matt Ryan, Casey Seiler and Karen DeWitt discuss Thursday's debate at WMHT-TV involving Zephyr Teachout and John Faso. 

Don't miss this week's program as we have an exclusive sit-down interview with U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

New York NOW Managing Editor Matt Ryan's new film on former Governor Mario Cuomo is now available online.  It begins with his memorable battle versus Ed Koch in the Democratic primary in 1982 and follows his highs and lows all the way until his final political race versus George Pataki in 1994.