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

State election officials across country returning to paper ballots

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Officials are growing increasingly alarmed about the 2018 midterm elections, with a drumbeat of dire warning signs that Russia is determined to influence them.

Mitt Romney is trying something that hasn’t been done in politics in 173 years

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Mitt Romney confirmed that he’s running for US Senate in Utah, and if he wins, he’ll make history. No one since Sam Houston has been a governor of one state and then a senator from another.

Warren defends heritage claims

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Elizabeth Warren blasted President Trump’s derogatory nickname for her but did not apologize for her claims that her mother’s family had Cherokee blood.

Warren addresses claims of Native American heritage

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Elizabeth Warren blasted President Trump’s derogatory nickname for her, but did not apologize for her claims that her mother’s family had Cherokee blood.