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 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."

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.

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This weekend on New York NOW we have two interviews on some of the more compelling moments in our country's history. 

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The Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, Jonathan Lippman, is leaving the bench at the end of the year.  He's not leaving because he wants to. 

He's leaving because he has to.

Matt Ryan

Autumn in New York means many things:  Fall foliage, football and deer.  Lots of them.

Matt Ryan/WMHT

Just days after blowing-out Democrat Barbara Fiala at the polls, newly-elected Senator Fred Akshar sits down with us this week on the program.

Matt Ryan/WMHT

There's only one state senate race going on during this quiet election season and because of that it has drawn a lot of attention.