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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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.

Matt Ryan/WMHT

New York voters went to the polls Tuesday to vote on their local school budgets and the results are right in line with the passage rate since the enacting of the tax cap five years ago. 

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For the second week in a row a former legislative leader was sentenced to jail and trouble on the 2nd Floor of the Capitol continues to cast a shadow over state politics.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo, a self-proclaimed lover of the Adirondacks, announced the completion of the largest land acquisition inside the Blue Line in more than a century with the 20,758-acres Boreas Pond Tract. 

This marks the final series of purchases from a 2012 agreement with The Nature Conservancy.  It's a move that will protect 69,000 acres previously owned by the former Finch Pruyn paper company.  The land is located just south of the popular High Peaks Wilderness Area in the Essex County town of North Hudson.

Tom Libous, a longtime elected representative from his beloved Southern Tier, died today at the age of 63. 

The former senator had been battling cancer since an initial diagnosis in 2009.  Former staffer Emmanuel Priest said in a statement, "with great sorrow and sadness the Libous family has shared the news that our friend Senator Tom Libous passed away this evening surrounded by family and friends."