Brian Patrick Byrne in Russia
Brian Patrick Byrne, politics and culture journalist from Ireland

Hi! I’m Brian. I have 5 years of experience in print, radio, television, and digital in the U.S., the Middle East, and Europe. I’ve got a particular flair for data-driven, visual news stories.

At Vocativ, I produced several original news stories by delving into campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission, including the groundbreaking revelation that Hillary Clinton spent several thousand dollars on pizza. That story caught the attention of NBC News and the Clinton campaign, and went on to inspire a meme that BuzzFeed has called “the new Netflix and Chill.”

At the Irish Independent, I traveled the length and breadth of Ireland as a roving news reporter, finding and interviewing family members of children and elderly people who died in unusual or tragic circumstances. That included my exclusive report on a young boy who drowned in a reservoir, and my interview with the family of a woman who stabbed her two-year-old son to death with a scissors.

I produced exclusive coverage of North American court cases as a freelance reporter for the Irish Independent, and other newspapers and radio stations. I traveled to Massachusetts, where I reported on an Irish nanny who allegedly suffocated a baby to death. I reported from a court case in Long Island, New York, involving an Irish J-1 student allegedly raped by a banker in the Hamptons. I interviewed celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, and politicians such as Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

I have appeared on radio stations and on television for the BBC and RTE, Ireland’s public service broadcaster. I’ve been featured in my capacity as a roving reporter, and as the self-published author of “Doppelginger,” a 36,000 word children’s novel I produced in my spare time while working as an intern at Bank of America in Dublin, Ireland.

I’m also a passionate videographer and editor, and produced a homecoming video that went viral, and was featured by Good Morning America, Mail Online, and many other publications in the U.S. and the UK.

Finally, I’m also highly proficient in web design and development. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s in Journalism. I can code in HTML, CSS, PHP, and can build databases in SQL. I have more than seven years of experience in Adobe Photoshop, and three years with Final Cut Pro.

You can contact me using my contact page, or send me a message on Twitter.