Matt Ryan

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 television in the last year alone.   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 ââ


In May, New York state announced the completion of the largest land acquisition in more than 100 years, the Boreas Ponds tract, which was the final purchase from a 2012 agreement with the Nature Conservancy.

Should the land be designated as "wild forest" or "wilderness?" The vocabulary might not seem like a big difference, but it's at the very heart of a debate.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo returned to Albany on Thursday for the annual Regional Economic Development Council awards, where more than $700 million was given out to 10 different regions around the state.