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

President Trump’s Washington: The cliff-hanger that never ends

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Every week is remarkable. Practically every day is bizarre. So how to describe days that are even more remarkably and bizarrely unprecedented than the last?

On Trump-obsessed cable TV, the defense never rests

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They aren’t exactly in a courtroom. Instead, they are focused on making their cases in the court of public opinion.

Trump focus of ads — both positive and negative

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President Trump may not be on the ballot this November, but he’s dominating the airwaves nationally, with more than a quarter of political ads mentioning him.

Conservative plan, years in the making, is occurring as Trump fills federal bench

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President Trump has appointed 44 judges since taking office – including more appellate judges than any president in American history at this point in their tenure.