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Hi there. I’m Brian Braiker

I’m a senior editor at Parenting magazine, where I was fortunate enough to be hired in August 2012 for reasons that have yet to be revealed to me. But I have two brilliant and charming daughters and the job gets them lots of free swag. So. 

I came here following a brief but fun run at the Guardian as its US News editor and, prior to that, at Adweek, starting with the relaunch of the magazine and website in April 2011. Before that I was a general assignment writer and homepage editor at ABC News.

For about seven years, starting in 2001, I was a general editor at Newsweek magazine. I left Newsweek in 2008 to write for Rolling Stone. Then I was laid off along with 15 percent of the editorial staff that Christmas. Awesome. 

Anyway. I’ve written for USA Today, Nightline, People magazine, Time Out New York, Slate.com, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Variety and Salon.com, among others. Isn’t that fancy?

I have a master’s in international affairs with a focus in international human rights law. In addition to freelancing for a range of outlets, I’m currently cultivating an interest in pogonotrophy. I play a bit of old timey guitar and banjo. I can’t yodel but I sure wish I could. 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I’ve also lived in Boston, Washington DC, Grenoble (France) and La Jolla (not France). Now I live in Brooklyn where I am the 15th reason to love New York, according to New York Magazine. I have beautiful hair.

This could probably be more SEO-friendly, couldn’t it?

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