Matt Ryan

'New York NOW' Managing Editor

Since taking over the reins in 2009, Matt has been the driving force behind the scenes 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 won two of the most prestigious awards in the state.   After three straight nominations, the program was awarded  a New York State Emmy 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 Award for “Outstanding Locally Produced TV Show.”  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 prepping for an interview


Politics & Elections
3:45 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

A sit-down with Speaker Silver

Politics & Elections
4:57 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Astorino campaign kicks off in the Bronx

A day after announcing he was running for governor, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino began his campaign outside the Bronx Surrogate Court House and asked a question that is quickly becoming his slogan; is New York winning or losing?

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Politics & Elections
5:20 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

de Blasio Meets the Press in Albany

Health & Environment
2:43 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

de Blasio Takes UPK Push to Albany

Business & Economy
4:21 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Should NY create a "rooftop highway" for the North Country?

In his State of the State Address Governor Cuomo surprised some people in the North Country by reviving an idea that's been bandied about for decades and one that has people split on what the best course of action is for the long term economic prosperity in Northern New York. 

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