Matt Picht

Matt Picht

Matt Picht

Politics Reporter

Matt Picht is a politics reporter in Washington, D.C., who mainly covers foreign policy and international news. He joined Scripps News right after graduating from the University of Tulsa in 2013 and has been with the company ever since. Matt is always interested in a good story and hopes to shine a light on the human impact of foreign policy with his work.

Recent Work
In Real Life: After Twitter

In Real Life: After Twitter

Next Level: Gaming in the golden years

Video games offer older adults both physical and mental exercise

Hollywood strikes against AI

AI fears are fueling the labor strikes in Hollywood

Next Level: Weird mobile game ads

Mobile game ads are weird, misleading — and effective

Next Level: Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons faces fan revolt over creative control clampdown

Next Level: AI art is almost human, but it's fueled by unwilling artists

Next Level: AI art is almost human, but fueled by unwilling artists

Next Level: What Does The Future Of Gaming Look Like?

Next Level: What Does The Future Of Gaming Look Like?

Next Level: Can Gaming Be For Everyone?

Next Level: Remixing Video Games

Next Level: Can Modders Save Games By Breaking Them?

Next Level: Gaming's Cinematic Golden Age

Next Level: Are We On The Brink Of Gaming's Cinematic Golden Age?

Next Level: Are video games addictive?

Next Level: Do Video Games Help Or Hurt Our Mental Health?

A screenshot of a mobile phone displaying the App Store version of the game "Among Us."

Apple Trial Shows How Platforms Shape Mobile Games

A screenshot of Ellie from "The Last of Us: Part 2"

Why Video Games Are Looking More Like Movies

An animation of a video game player during coronavirus lockdown

How Video Games Can Help (Not Hurt) Mental Health

A distorted map of Texas, under the caption "What's Missing From Historical Games?"

Video Games Are Teaching Players Real (And Alternate) History

A drawing of a thief in the middle of an NFT auction

NFT Art Auctions Have A Piracy Problem

A broken video game character stands in a T-pose shape.

The Big Problems Behind Big-Budget Video Game Flops

Trump supporters breached the Capitol

How A Violent Mob Breached The Capitol

A screenshot from "Animal Crossing"

Political Outreach Enters The World Of 'Animal Crossing'

A virtual airplane in flight

AI Tech Changes How We See The World In 'Microsoft Flight Simulator'

Dungeons & Dragons has a reckoning on race

Rethinking How 'Dungeons & Dragons' Handles Race

There have been at least 100 police attack incidents involving the press.

Breaking Down How Police Have Targeted Press During Protests

A screenshot from Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How 'Animal Crossing' Became A Quarantine Cultural Phenomenon

A plane unloading cargo in New York City

'Project Airbridge': How FEMA Is Tackling Medical Supply Shortages

A nurse in protective gear

Export Curbs Could Worsen U.S. Medical Supply Shortages

Medical workers in masks and gowns

Medical Supplies From China Are Still Facing U.S. Tariffs

U.S. Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Robert Wilkie and President Trump

VA Secretary: States 'Haven't Asked Us' For Help With Coronavirus

President Donald Trump

Trump, White House Roll Out Plan To Slow The Coronavirus Spread

A health care worker wearing a mask

Coronavirus Prompts U.S. Tariffs Relief For Masks, Gloves From China

People in Hong Kong wearing medical masks

Coronavirus Outbreak Has Paused A Lot Of Small Businesses