About me

I’m a London-based senior editor at NBCNews.com, one of the top news sites in the United States.  In addition to reporting, writing and editing, I’m on a team that manages NBCNews.com for about one-third of the day, and work with NBC News correspondents and producers to create original pieces for the web.

In 2007, I joined msnbc.com, which became NBCNews.com in 2012.

F. Brinley BrutonBefore joining msnbc.com, I worked in Kabul, Mexico City, Philadelphia and New York City, and reported on security, business and finance, international development and women’s issues.  I worked with Reuters in London and New York, and my stories appeared in the New Statesman, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Long Island Newsday, The Star-Ledger and Arabies Trends, among others.  I also blogged for AlertNet, Reuters’ humanitarian news website.

In 2004, I took a sabbatical from Reuters and moved to Afghanistan to train journalists and help set up Pajhwok Afghan News, the country’s largest independent news service.  After my sabbatical and contract with Pajhwok came to an end in 2005, I decided to go freelance and cover stories in Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

I received a master’s degree from Columbia University’s graduate school of journalism in 1999, where I was named a Cabot Scholar for my work in Latin America.  I got my BA from Barnard College, Columbia University.

I was born and raised in Latin America, where my heart still lives.


2 Responses to About me

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