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 graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Vermont in 1998 and went straight 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 and traveled 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.
In 2013, I returned to the United States. I 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.