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.”  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 NYN's 2nd straight NYSBA in 2015.

Ways To Connect

When will New York break the proverbial glass ceiling and elect its first female governor? Well, if you listen to current Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul she doesn't have the answer but she knows it won't be her.

At each mid-point of the year we're always interested in going back and looking at which programs got the most play on our website.  Here are the Top 3 most viewed in 2015:

#1 - Pipeline Controversy/Heastie Elected Speaker - A look at two proposed pipelines that have some residents in the Leatherstocking and Capital Regions upset. Also, Bronx native Carl Heastie was elected by his colleagues as the next New York State Assembly Speaker.

This week marked the final hearing by a board specifically appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to consider raising the wage for fast-food workers across the state.   Supporters outside the Albany hearing chanted in favor of a $15 minimum wage.  It currently stands at $8.75.

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