Brian Patrick Byrne

Brian Patrick Byrne is an editorial producer at NowThis, a social media news video company based in New York City. As a reporter, he has been published in The Daily Beast, Gizmodo, The Verge, and The Daily Dot. Previously, he was a staff reporter at Vocativ, and before that, a staff reporter at the Irish Independent in Dublin.

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Freelance Reporter

2016 to Present, New York City

  • Selling up to five exclusive stories per week
  • Reported on GoDaddy's support of neo-Nazi websites; featured in The New York Times
  • Produced videos and photos for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" marketing campaign
  • Revealed Twitter allowed advertisers target people who use the n-word
  • Produced 15-minute documentary on the rise of white nationalism under Trump

Reporter - Vocativ

2015 to 2016, New York City/Tel Aviv

  • Wrote 100+ stories about 2016 presidential election
  • Analyzed 36 years of government data on prison escapes for investigative story
  • Reported on Clinton campaign's fast food spending; shared by Clinton on Twitter
  • Produced Facebook video about tunnel boring machines; earned 9.3 million views
  • Conceived 50+ compelling data visualizations to accompany news stories

Reporter -

2013 to 2015, Dublin

  • Produced 15 exclusive front page stories
  • Anchored on-location news reports watched up to 100,000 times
  • Interviewed about reporting by the BBC
  • Interviewed controversial figures including alleged former IRA leader Gerry Adams
  • Produced radio packages covering high-profile Irish court cases in the United States