Matt Viser
DC bureau headshots in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (Drew Angerer for The Boston Globe/for The Boston Globe)

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

We are thrilled to announce that Matt Viser is joining The Post as a national politics reporter. As a member of our growing campaign team, Matt will play a leading role in covering the final stretch of the midterms while helping put The Post in position to dominate coverage of the 2020 presidential election.

Matt comes to us from the Boston Globe, where he has spent his 16-year career covering a range of beats, from Boston City Hall to the statehouse and Washington, where, as deputy bureau chief, he has distinguished himself as one of the country’s foremost narrative political writers. Matt has covered the past two presidential campaigns, focusing closely on Republican nominees Mitt Romney in 2012 and Donald Trump in 2016. And lest anyone question his dedication to the craft of journalism, he once traveled to New York decked out in Red Sox gear to see how the Yanks felt about the new World Series Champions (spoiler: they didn’t feel good).

He is also a self-professed coffee snob, and launched a coffee blog at the Globe that explored the enduring mystery of what exact coffee is served at the White House (it later resulted in an unsatisfying discovery: Starbucks Verona) as well as advice on how to brew the best cup or where to stop on the campaign trail for a much-needed caffeine fix.

Before joining the Globe, Matt graduated from the University of North Carolina with degrees in journalism and music. He and his wife, Anne, live in Arlington with their two children.

Matt’s first day at The Post is Oct. 1.