Ries is Mashable's first real-time news editor. In his role, he is the point person in developing real-time responses to breaking news and developing stories, using live-blogging tools on Mashable.com as well as Mashable’s prime social media accounts. As real-time news editor he ensures that Mashable’s live news and news-based social content is immediate, urgent and engaging to its audience. Prior to Mashable, Ries was Newsweek & The Daily Beast's social media editor, responsible for using Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr to cover revolutions, disasters, and presidential elections. In 2014, Brian was recognized as one of min’s Rising Stars. A graduate of Syracuse University, Ries lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and a small farm of adopted animals. Follow him on Twitter at @moneyries.