Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress
Matt Viser 2013
The Boston Globe
Matt Viser is a reporter in the Washington bureau of the Boston Globe, currently covering the White House and national politics.
Viser has written about a range of topics, from Secretary of State John Kerry’s first trip abroad to Senator Ted Cruz’s years at Harvard Law School to a gallery in rural Kansas that honors the losers of presidential elections. He contributed several articles to the “Broken City” series, examining the impact of partisan gridlock on the judicial system; charting the perspective of a congressman who retired in 1980 and returned 32 years later; highlighting the views of a Tea Party congressional district; and exploring President Obama’s inability to bridge the country’s red-blue divide.
He also covered the 2012 presidential election, closely following Republican nominee Mitt Romney, and was the Congressional correspondent during debates on health care reform, new financial regulations, and raising the debt ceiling. 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 now lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife and two kids.
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