Deputy Washington Bureau Chief

Matt Viser

Matt Viser is the deputy Washington bureau chief, where he also covers national politics and the White House. He previously covered the 2016 presidential campaign, focusing on Donald Trump, and the 2012 presidential election, closely following Mitt Romney. He has also covered Congress and John Kerry’s tenure as secretary of state, winning awards for coverage of the White House and Congress.

A self-professed coffee snob and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, he has been at the Globe since 2004 and previously reported for the State House bureau, the City Hall bureau, and Globe West. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.

Latest stories


How leaving the N.K. summit could be part of Trump’s strategy

By , Globe Staff

His willingness to employ bold, seat-of-the-pants strategies has thrilled his base but has met more severe limits in the high-stakes setting of international relations.

Here’s a look at what some of Jared Kushner’s Harvard classmates said about him in their 15th reunion notes

By and , Globe Staff

The Globe spoke to some 2003 Harvard grads who contributed to the Red Book alumni listings ahead of their 15-year reunion, and thumbed through the book itself.

‘Shame on you, Jared Kushner’: Harvard alumni tear apart classmate in 15th reunion notes

By , Globe Staff

“I, for one, am actually glad that our Class of ’03 finally has a real, live fascist among us,” one alumnus wrote. “Who says Harvard isn’t diverse?”


Trump’s tweet adds to the fog surrounding Russia inquiry

By , Globe Staff

President Trump and his allies over the past several days have pushed a new narrative as they attempt to draw into question the motives of those investigating whether the president’s campaign colluded with Russia.