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 2008 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" and is currently in production on a film about former Governor Mario Cuomo. 

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


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Kathy Marchione, who represents the Hoosick Falls area, wouldn't say whether Republican state senators felt pressured to hold hearings into the region's water quality. 

"I can't answer for the conference," she said to reporters in Defreestville, about 30 miles southwest of the town, when asked if her colleagues made the decision in light of the growing call. 

This week our media partner, the Times Union, has released a special report called 'Toxic Risks' which takes an in-depth look at some of the polluted Superfund sites across the Capital Region.  Included in the investigative venture is a series of stories about the town of Hoosick Falls which has captured the environmental spotlight in 2016 due its water crisis.

Matt Ryan/WMHT

June 6 marks the one year anniversary of a story in the North Country that made worldwide headlines.

Matt Ryan/WMHT

This week marks the 23rd Annual Adirondack Research Consortium in Lake Placid.  The focus will be on energy, water quality, climate change and the economy inside the Blue Line.

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