Brian Ries on Muck Rack

Brian Ries Verified

Brooklyn, NY
Real-Time News Editor — Mashable

writer / real-time news editor @mashable / RT ≠ confirmed / send me tips: / your move, chief

The Ottawa Parliament Shooting: As It Happened — Wednesday morning in Ottawa, Canada, seemed like the start of any other October morning in the country's capital: slightly chilly, a light breeze blew through the air and the sun was trying to peek through the clouds. Rachael Mounce, a tourist, took a photo of the city's Parliament building, posting it with the caption, "good morning from Ottawa!"

Bentley, Ebola-Infected Nurse's Dog, Tests Negative for the Virus — Things are looking up for Bentley. The dog that belongs to Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse infected with Ebola and currently undergoing treatment at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, has tested negative for the virus. The King Charles Spaniel has been in isolation at a Dallas-area naval base since that authorities say "mimics a homelike environment."

Canadian Parliament on Lockdown After Reports of Active Shooter — Mashable is following reports of a shooting on Ottawa's Parliament Hill. Here's the latest: 3 things you need to know: A soldier was shot at Ottawa's War Memorial Members of Parliament reported hearing multiple shots fired inside the Parliament building. Police say the shooter is still on the loose.

U.S. Journalist Ashoka Mukpo Says He's Now 'Ebola Free' — Ashoka Mukpo, the 33-year-old NBC News freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola while on assignment in Liberia on Oct. 2 and was then flown back to the U.S. for treatment, is free of the disease, he announced on Tuesday. "Just got my results. 3 consecutive days negative. Ebola free and feeling so blessed.

3 Colorado Teens May Have Run Away to Join ISIS — Three teenage girls from the Denver, Colorado, area were stopped in Europe while possibly en route to join the Islamic State, the FBI said on Tuesday. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped bring the girls back home after agents stopped them in Germany. "The juveniles are safe and reunited with their families," said spokeswoman Suzie Payne.

U.S. Places Restrictions on Travelers From Ebola-Affected Countries — Call it a partial travel ban. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced restrictions on travelers arriving from three Ebola-affected countries on Tuesday, as part of the United States' efforts to contain the virus. Beginning on Wednesday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be required to fly into one of five U.S.

Oscar de la Renta Designed the Iconic Boy Scout Uniform — Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta, who died on Monday at 82, is widely remembered as the man who dressed the world's most famous elegant women - Oprah Winfrey, Jacqueline Kennedy and George Clooney's bride Amal Alamuddin to name a few.

Watch Live: Hurricane Gonzalo Hits Bermuda — A hurricane warning is in effect for Bermuda, where tropical storm force winds are expected to begin within hours, and a five to seven hour period of hurricane force winds of greater than 74 miles per hour buffeting the island starting in the afternoon on Friday.

Halloween Happenings — Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Halloween is more than just a chance to gorge on candy and lose your inhibitions in a ribald costume. It's also about the unknown. The uncertainty of knocking on a stranger's door. The thrill of stepping around a corner knowing something frightening awaits you.

Obama Appoints 'Ebola Czar' to Coordinate U.S. Response — The United States of America has a new czar. President Barack Obama named Ron Klain, a man who served as chief of staff for Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, as Ebola czar, CNN's Jake Tapper reported Friday morning.
More Articles →
Oct 22, 2014

RT @WestWingReport: Best not to mess w/the Belgian Malinois guard dogs. Speed: 30mph, force of bite: 1,400 pounds per square inch

Oct 22, 2014

RT @josh_wingrove: "What the hell were you doing there with your camera?" -my mother, relieved but a tad angry.

Oct 22, 2014

RT @katiadmi: .@pmharper calls the #Ottawa shooter today a terrorist. First time government or police today have used the term after shootings.

Oct 22, 2014

RT @AmbassadorRice: Canada is one of our closest friends, allies and partners in the world. We stand in solidarity with our neighbor to the north.

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.


For instructions on how to pitch Brian Ries, email

Share This Profile