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 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."


Business & Economy
3:09 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Wine store sues the State Liquor Authority

Our feature story focuses on a battle between a popular Capital Region wine store and the State Liquor Authority. 

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Education & History
1:41 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Gubernatorial Authors Discuss Rockefeller, Roosevelt

We sit down with two biographers of two of the most acclaimed governors in our state's history. 

First up, Casey Seiler interviews Richard Norton Smith, whose exhaustive biography on Nelson Rockefeller just hit bookstores.  Smith spent the better part of the last 14 years writing 'On His Own Terms.'

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Health & Environment
3:54 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Lake George Park Commission employee suspended; will return to job in two weeks

Around 100 people filled a room at the Fort William Henry Conference Center to support Dave Wick, the embattled Lake George Park Commission's Executive Director.

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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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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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