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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

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

MTV: Shaun White's VMA Memory

Shaun White may have his sights focused on the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, but he's always managed to make time for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, even if he's just watching at home. Last year, he teamed up with Miley Cyrus to present the award for Best Rock Video to Foo Fighters, who used the opportunity to defend "real rock" during their acceptance speech. But it was a fight of an altogether different kind that he remembered most. Namely, the almost-brawl he saw between Will Ferrell and Tyler, the Creator. CLICK HERE to read the rest of my report.

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