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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

Thursday, September 06, 2012

MTV: My Official VMA Recap

LOS ANGELES — It was a night of firsts at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Green Day, Taylor Swift, Pink, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne and more performed songs for the first time to music fans everywhere. One Direction made their first-ever visit to the VMAs and scooped up three Moonmen while they were at it. CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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