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


Is Trump a racist? The answer for many seems to be yes

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With his comments aimed at Africa, Haiti, and El Salvador, President Trump provided strong evidence that his approach to US immigration policy is guided by racist views.

Mitt Romney’s biggest backer wants him to jump into Senate race

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Ann Romney — a confidant for nearly all of Mitt Romney’s adult life and frequent catalyst for his political ambitions — is fully supporting a campaign for Senate.

Romney had prostate cancer surgery in summer

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The treatment was successful, and the issue is not expected to have a bearing on his decision whether to run for US Senate in Utah.

Orrin Hatch is out, but is Mitt Romney in?

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Speculation has been rampant that Mitt Romney would mount a run in Utah if Senator Orrin Hatch were to retire.