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 is also the producer, writer, editor, and host of the WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard.'

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."


Education & History
9:37 am
Mon July 28, 2014

NYSUT on teacher tenure lawsuit

A lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of seven families challenging New York's teacher tenure laws.  The group is led by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown.

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Health & Environment
3:53 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Cooling the Capitol Complex

Our Casey Seiler has been in some cool spots over the years for us covering the state, but this week he's telling us how the building he works in stays cool.  Literally.

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Share Your Thoughts
12:00 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question


Will this week’s news cycle hurt Governor Cuomo in November? Click here to take survey


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Education & History
3:58 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

New NYSUT President Magee discusses "no confidence vote" on commissioner

In April, the New York State United Teachers union decided on new leadership for its 60,000 members.  Gone was longtime President Dick Ianuzzi and in was the first female to lead the powerful organization, Karen Magee.