Founded in 2016 WNYNewsNow brings news, weather and sports to Chautauqua County, New York on a digital platform. We employ a expert team of journalists with various skills and backgrounds to accurately present news to our viewers.

Meet the team:

Ryan Hedrick

Ryan Hedrick

News Director/Sales Director

Ryan Hedrick serves as News Director of WNYNewsNow. His strong multimedia background gives him a unique advantage when reporting news as it happens. Ryan recently contributed to a variety of local and regional media outlets including Buffalo’s WBEN News Radio 930, WGRZ-TV and Learfield Sports. Ryan burst onto the scene in the Jamestown community in 2013 with a plethora of Facebook videos spotlighting the nations heroin epidemic and its impact on Western New York. Ryan recently finished a stint with Kansas’s largest news radio station where he served as anchor/reporter for WIBW.

Send Ryan an email at ryan.hedrick@wnynewsnow.com.

Justin Gould

Justin Gould

Assistant News Director

Justin Gould’s work in the Western New York News Media took flight while covering famous New York City violinist Mary Whitaker gruesome murder. Gould, however, launched his journalism career at a young age while anchoring a home-produced web show. While continuing his web show Justin hosted the ‘Drive At 5’ on WKZA 106.9 Kiss FM in Jamestown for a time. In 2014, he began to contribute for hyper-local news site Chaucat.com. Justin graduated from Falconer High School with honors and studied at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY for a time. Gould plans to put his electronic news-gathering skills to the test as the Assistant News and Multimedia Director of WNYNewsNow. Gould also co-anchors Morning News Now, a daily show streamed live on Facebook while contributing to WGRZ-TV in Buffalo.

Send Justin an email at justin.gould@wnynewsnow.com.

Matt Hummel

Matt Hummel

News Editor

Matt Hummel is a sports fanatic and expert news writer. Hummel’s claim to fame started in 2014 when he began working for chaucat.com as its sports editor and junior news editor. Hummel currently studies communications as a freshman at Jamestown Community College. He plans on transferring to a four-year school after obtaining his Associates Degree. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with family while watching sports. Hummel works every day to become a better writer/reporter. As the editor of WNYNewsNow’s web platform nothing gets published without Hummel’s eyes taking a peek.

Send Matt an email at matt.hummel@wnynewsnow.com.

Kyle Heelas

Kyle Heelas

Sales Consultant/Multimedia Journalist

Kyle Heelas is the latest edition to the WNYNewsNow team. Kyle joined in May 2017 after working at the 716 Network a news Facebook page based in Jamestown.

Send Kyle an email at kyle.heelas@wnynewsnow.com.