I was born near New York City in 1976 and spent my childhood in Los Angeles, CA; Rochester, NY; St. Petersburg, FL; and Baltimore, MD.
I attended the University of Vermont, where I worked four years as a reporter and editor of The Vermont Cynic newspaper. I graduated from UVM with a B.A. in English in 1998. Days later, I flew to Ireland where I spent a summer pulling pints as a bartender in a pub in Galway.
I then moved to New York to work on the CBS News National Desk, assisting in reporting for the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather," "48 Hours" and "60 Minutes." I then returned to Vermont to join WCAX-TV in Burlington as a reporter and producer (1998-2000).
From 2001 to 2013 I lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, traveling extensively throughout South America filing television, radio, print and online reports for the world's top broadcasters and publications, and running a successful television production company, Tierra Productions. While living in Argentina, I also served as a corporate communications strategist for several international businesses.
I returned to the United States in 2013 and now own and operate a boutique PR consultancy -- Agency Byrnes Communications -- providing strategic communications services to clients across a variety of industries in the U.S. and Latin America.
I live in Miami with my wife and two sons.