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

Trump reverses course after outcry over separating children from parents

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Instead of separating children from their parents, President Trump declared that his administration will now detain entire families together.

‘When are Republicans going to stand up to Trump? Never.’ Here’s why

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President Trump is scoring policy victories with surprising efficiency, fulfilling campaign promises and propelling his support among GOP voters.

Cranberries spared from EU tariffs

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The European Union is removing most cranberries from a list of American goods that will be targeted for tariffs, providing a major relief for a key industry in Massachusetts.

Why hasn’t Bernie Sanders endorsed his son’s run for Congress?

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“In our family . . . we do not believe in dynastic politics. Levi is running his own campaign in his own way,” US Senator Bernie Sanders said in a statement.