Brian Sweany is the editor of Texas Monthly.
A native Texan who was born on Texas Independence Day, Sweany was raised in Plano. He earned a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of North Texas, in Denton, and a master's degree in English literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Over the past two decades, he has covered all aspects of life in Texas, from sports and politics to food and music. Sweany has served in a variety of leadership roles at Texas Monthly over the years, including director of the magazine's political coverage, editor of special projects in charge of events, and digital editor responsible for helping rethink the magazine's web strategy. In May 2009, he edited "Still Life," by Skip Hollandsworth, which won the magazine's first-ever National Magazine Award for feature writing, and he has edited numerous stories that have won awards from the City and Regional Magazine Association and the Texas Institute of Letters.