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


This time, Alabama sent Trump a different message. Will he listen?

By and Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

Alabama showed President Trump the path to victory early in his campaign. A year into his presidency, the state warned of looming failures.

Women renew their accusations against Trump

By , Globe Staff

President Trump’s history of alleged sexual misconduct re-emerged Monday amid the national reckoning over inappropriate behavior.


Trump campaigned as a populist. He’s not delivering as president

By and Astead W. Herndon , Globe Staff

The tax plan President Trump is backing in Congress would hurt the many in the middle class in the long term.


Fear of Trump crackdown haunts undocumented immigrants

By , Globe Staff

Unlike his predecessor, who demonstrated greater leniency, the president is targeting immigrants whose only infraction is being in the US without permission.