Matt Stout covers politics and state government from the Boston Globe’s State House bureau. A Connecticut native and Boston University graduate, he has covered Beacon Hill for more than a decade — first for the Boston Herald and for the Globe since March 2018 — with a focus on watchdog reporting and interpreting how the work of the governor, state Legislature, and other elected officials impacts people’s lives.
In 2015, he won the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award for non-deadline reporting for a months-long investigation into failures within the Massachusetts child welfare system. He was recognized by the Massachusetts Bar Association in 2022 for excellence in legal journalism for his coverage of the intersection of courts and the State House.
Matt previously covered courts and criminal justice for The Enterprise of Brockton, Mass. He got his start in sports journalism, first working at a group of weekly newspapers in New Hampshire and then as a reporter and editor for The Bulletin of Norwich, Conn., where he covered UConn men’s basketball and the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun. Matt also wrote for ESPN Boston, producing profiles, features, and other stories about Connecticut and Massachusetts high schools sports.