Brian Patrick Byrne
Videographer and Journalist
Brian is a highly prolific journalist, and has reported from three continents in the past five years. He has written about everything from politics to porn, and is not afraid to tackle any issue.
Originally published in Vocativ.com; later featured in The New York Times
Vocativ speaks to the world's top competitive eaters ahead of Nathan's Famous Fourth Of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Saturday.
Originally published in Vocativ.com; later featured in The Washington Post
Vocativ analyzed Goodreads and IMDb ratings for 800 books and their movie adaptations ranging from "Harry Potter" to "Hannibal" and discovered that the book had a higher rating 74 percent of the time.
Originally published in Vocativ.com; later featured in BuzzFeed, NBC News, and elsewhere.
According to filings from Q3, Team Hillary spent more than $6,000 on fast food in the months of July, August and September in 21 identifiable chow sessions.
Originally published in Vocativ.com; later featured in DrudgeReport.com.
To better understand and document the continuing and significant influence of The Drudge Report and its founder, Matt Drudge, Vocativ analyzed a public archive of the site maintained independently by a third party and sifted through all of the 28,499 unique links featured on the site in 2015.
"Bug chasing guys get my attraction," writes a Twitter user with the handle Arab Poz Guy, "because they crave what I have." What he has is HIV.
Vocativ's review of campaign filings related to all companies that Obama disbursed campaign money to during 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012 reveals Clinton spent nearly $10 million on the same companies between July and September. That's almost 40 percent of her overall spend that quarter.
In order to take a hard look at the popularity of condoms in online porn, Vocativ binge-watched a considerable volume of adult entertainment from the vast perv servers of Pornhub.com.
Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen told Vocativ that he had not been aware of the attack. Presented with a link to the defaced page, Cohen was dismissive of its significance, and somewhat surprised that hackers had managed to breach the Trump.com defenses.
Vocativ analyzed more than 3,500 tweets posted by Trump since he announced his candidacy on June 16, and learned not only which insults he likes to throw the most, but which words he's most likely to use depending on who gets under his combover.
Vocativ analyzed 36 years of data provided by the federal government to learn more about who escapes, and disappears from, the US correctional system.
The nanny's lawyer said nine medical experts from around the world had provided reports which showed that the baby was not in fact murdered, and that the toddler had suffered injuries to her spine and leg at a time when she was not under the nanny's care.
The uncle of tragic toddler Hassan Khan said the family are "floored" and have "absolutely no understanding how this could have happened". Gary Waters is the brother of Hassan's mother Hazel Waters (43), who was arrested in connection with the boy's death.
Most people would find the idea of getting personal correspondence from a serial killer pretty hair-raising. But Dubliner Shauna Keogh says that when she received a letter from 'Craigslist killer' Brogan Rafferty, it simply meant she was doing her job right.
Speaking to the Irish Independent, Sarah Jessica Parker said: "It always feels like it's a place that is perhaps foolishly more private to us...