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

Disrupted America

When the pizza delivery guy is also ‘Nazi Bob’

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In an instant, Chad Eisenhart was forced to confront, in a stunningly personal way, one of the most stomach-churning events since Trump’s rise to power.


A year after Trump’s election, York, Pa., is forever changed

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The racially divisive reactions among teenagers at a local vocational school encapsulate the forces the election unleashed across America.

Once again, Mitt Romney has politicos asking: Will he or won’t he?

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Does a 70-year-old former presidential nominee really want to be a junior senator from Utah?

In D.C., lobbying ‘swamp’ isn’t drained so much as clogged

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Fewer interest groups and corporations are seeing reasons to spend money on a lawmaking process that is currently mired in dysfunction.