He worked as a newspaper reporter for nine years, five at Florida’s largest newspaper, the Pulitzer Prize-winning St. Petersburg Times. His investigative reporting there shut down dangerous Alzheimer’s care homes, exposed a former amusement park worker posing as a real estate developer and revealed that two women had staged an empty-casket funeral for a man who didn’t exist. In the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election, Bryan and colleagues first told the nation that uncounted overseas ballots wouldn’t let Al Gore defeat George W. Bush.
Previously, Bryan was night police reporter at The Greenville News in South Carolina, where he covered scores of homicides, plane crashes, bank robberies and fatal car wrecks.
Now Bryan creates and leads the execution of marketing communication strategies for corporate and institutional clients, including units of Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Florida and Florida International University. He writes and edits marketing, web, magazine and broadcast content, articles, newsletters, news releases, bios, and story pitches.
Bryan has published two crime thriller novels, Felonious Jazz, about a disturbed musician committing the perfect jazz album of burglaries and killings in suburban Raleigh, North Carolina, and Kill the Story, the story of a newspaper crime reporter who must solve the murder of his local TV rival. Literary agent John Rudolph of Dystel & Goderich represents Bryan’s new manuscript, Book of Faces.
Bryan also teaches newswriting at The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and has lectured at the Poynter Institute for media studies, Clemson University, The University of South Florida and Stetson University Law School and has appeared on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” He lives with his wife, Kelly, and their son, Quinn, in Durham, N.C.. He serves on the governing board of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and previously volunteered as the president of Genesis Home, a non-profit that houses homeless families with children.Share on Facebook