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

Tracing a Russian pop singer’s link to Trump

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How a four-minute music video was the start of what would become a critical relationship between Donald Trump and a Russian family.

Donald Trump, on Russian TV, gave effusive praise for Emin Agalarov

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The Russian pop star is now at the center of the controversy over meddling in the 2016 election.

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Now we know the Trump campaign repeatedly lied about Russia

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The inner circle of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign knew that Russia preferred Trump win the presidential election.

Trump, an untested leader, facing several key military crises

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Despite President Trump’s deep affinity for the armed forces, he is a historically inexperienced commander in chief.