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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

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

AltPress: Of Mice & Men


Kicking the year off with my first cover story of 2014! Of Mice & Men graces the cover of February's Alternative Press. These things are always a beast to put together, but it's always a joy to hold the finished product in my hands. My first cover story for Alternative Press was on Dashboard Confessional over 10 years ago (my second was on Dashboard Confessional, again).

Since then, I've delivered cover stories on Black Veil Brides, Fall Out Boy, Pierce The Veil, Falling In Reverse (twice), Green Day, Vans Warped Tour (complete oral history), Sleeping With Sirens (twice), Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, Coheed & Cambria and AFI, as well as several collaborative efforts on Warped Tour, Most Anticipated Albums, Taste Of Chaos and more.

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