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."


Politics & Elections
3:54 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Jeff Klein on the future of the Senate Democrats

Yesterday Governor Andrew Cuomo said he hopes the "reunification" of the senate Democrats happens next year.   Right now a breakaway group of five that co-govern the chamber along with the Republicans are caught in the middle of Cuomo's new desire to have his party control the state senate.

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Health & Environment
7:46 am
Fri May 30, 2014

New York confronts heroin epidemic

  Both houses of state government have introduced a series of bills to deal with the growing problems associated with the drug heroin. With less than a month left in the legislative session, advocates are hoping a deal can be reached before lawmakers go home for the calendar year.

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Politics & Elections
9:35 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Democratic Convention analysis

Watch complete analysis of the Democratic Party Convention including Gov. Andrew Cuomo's speech after being nominated for a second term. We also discuss Lieutenant Governor nominee Kathy Hochul's speech and have a conversation with newly re-nominated Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.