Bryn began her career as an investigative reporter. She earned an Emmy Award as well as awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. Bryn has earned a reputation as a dogged but sensitive reporter determined to fight for people who cannot fight for themselves. This can be seen in her exclusive death row series on the mind of a serial killer, exposure of police neglect in black communities and investigations of the mafia dumping toxic hospital waste. Philadelphia Magazine named her that city’s “Best News Reporter,” saying, “She always gets the goods, but has a poet’s sensibility”. Bryn’s reporting on the death of a 16-year-old former altar boy and the cities failing 911 system led to the publication of the critically acclaimed book In Eddie’s Name (Farrar Straus and Giroux 2000), which she co-authored.
As the deputy bureau chief of ABC News in Los Angeles, she oversaw the network’s coverage in the Western U.S. for Good Morning America, World News Tonight and Nightline. While at ABC, she created and produced two critically acclaimed Nightline documentaries— Somalia Diary and Sarajevo Diary—both produced with Academy Award nominated Writer Director Phil Alden Robinson.
Working closely with Barry Diller, then Chairman and CEO of USA Networks, Bryn was part of a team that developed a number of innovative news programs, including a nightly newscast in Miami called The Times. The New Times named it ʺthe best news program in South Florida.”
She spent seven years as an adjunct professor at USCʹs Annenberg School of Journalism, teaching graduate students storytelling, broadcast writing and producing.