Announcement from National Editor Steven Ginsberg, Deputy National Editor Lori Montgomery and Deputy National Politics Editor Peter Wallsten: 

We are very excited to announce that Matea Gold will become an editor on our political enterprise and investigations team. Matea will help steer our coverage of the Russia investigations, the Trump Organization and the many other high-profile issues that our growing team covers every day.

Since joining The Post in June 2013, Matea has led the paper’s coverage of money in politics and spearheaded ambitious projects that have illustrated how influence is wielded in the big-donor era. She was one of the first journalists to trace the architecture of the Koch political network and headed The Post’s work mapping the $4 billion Clinton donor network. This year, as part of a team examining conflicts of interest in the Trump administration, she documented how the wealthy Mercer family worked in tandem with Stephen Bannon to build a populist power base. And she led the team behind Ivanka Inc., the definitive piece about Ivanka Trump’s global business practices.

Matea came to The Post after 17 years at the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Publishing, where she worked as a national political reporter in the Washington bureau and a media reporter in New York, among other postings. She spent 2000 and 2004 on the road covering presidential politics. She began at The Times as a Metro reporter, writing about education, gangs, poverty and the U.S.-Mexico border. She graduated from UCLA, where she served as editor-in-chief of The Daily Bruin.