Originally from eastern Virginia, Cyrus graduated from the University of Richmond where he studied Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law. His love of politics and media came from his relationship with his father, who was a journalist, photographer, and political science major from William and Mary.
Cyrus began his career in politics began in 2016 as a field organizer and transition committee staffer for Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. After the inauguration, Cyrus returned home to the Northern Neck of Virginia to help run a House of Delegates race. He moved to D.C. in 2017 to work for Congressman Seth Moulton and eventually the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Eager to get involved in the current election cycle, Cyrus joined TNR in the summer of 2018.