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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Friday, April 27, 2012

AP: Sleeping With Sirens Cover Story

I can't help but smile whenever there's an Alternative Press cover story carrying my byline.

They are the product of countless hours, edits, rewrites, conversations with interview subjects, handlers of all stripes and colleagues. There's almost certainly a compelling narrative at the center as we set about capturing a subject at some sort of pivotal juncture. Discerning the central components of that narrative, arranging the puzzle pieces and then ultimately sitting back and reading through the finished pages never gets old for me.

Dashboard Confessional (twice!), AFI, Coheed & Cambria, the oral history of Vans Warped Tour, The Devil Wears Prada, Falling In Reverse and now, Sleeping With Sirens.

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