Brian Barrett is the news editor at WIRED, overseeing daily news coverage across sections. He also edits WIRED’s security coverage more specifically. Prior to WIRED he was the editor in chief of the tech and culture site Gizmodo and was a business reporter for the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest daily newspaper. Barrett is the sole occupant of WIRED’s Birmingham, Alabama, bureau, though he’s hopeful for expansion.