National political reporter Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Matt Viser is a national political reporter for The Washington Post. He joined the paper in October 2018. He was previously the deputy chief of the Washington Bureau for the Boston Globe, where he covered Congress, the presidential campaigns in 2012 and 2016, and John Kerry’s tenure as secretary of state. During his 16 years at the Globe, he also covered Boston City Hall and the Massachusetts State House. Honors & Awards:
White House Correspondents' Association's Merriman Smith Award, recognizing presidential news coverage under deadline pressure, 2016
Finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for national reporting, 2014
Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress, 2013, "Broken City" series
Joe Biden made an emotional appeal to Senate Republicans not to swiftly install a new Supreme Court justice, projecting himself as a unifying leader while sidestepping angry calls from Democrats for dramatic retaliatory measures.