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
Hong Kong police

Hong Kong Businesses Struggle With Fallout From Protests

Protesters in Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong Protesters Fight To Keep Public Support After Airport Chaos

Protesters in Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong's Airport Protests Turn Chaotic And Violent

Members of Mexico's national guard

Mexico's Citizens Aren't All On Board With Migration Crackdown

Migrants on a raft

Trump Tries To Tighten The Rules For Central American Asylum-Seekers

U.K. Prime Minister-elect Boris Johnson

Iran Crisis May Be Boris Johnson's First Test As U.K. Prime Minister

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and U.S. President Donald Trump

The U.S. And Pakistan Are At Odds Over Counterterrorism Efforts

Japan's Foreign Minister and South Korean President Moon Jae-in

What A Japan-South Korea Trade Fight Could Mean For Tech Industry

Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee to become the European Commission president.

EU Commission Nominee Tries To Win Over A Fragmented Parliament

Outgoing U.K. Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch

Ambassador's Resignation Roils U.K. Leadership Race

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant

How Uranium Enrichment Fuels Iran’s Nuclear Program

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen

German Defense Minister Is The Surprise Pick To Run The EU Commission

Protesters in Hong Kong's legislative building

Beijing Is Starting To Sound Tough On Hong Kong's Protests

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump

North Korea's Nuclear Program Rests On Its Production Facilities

European Union Ambassador to the U.S. Stavros Lambrinidis

Decor Diplomacy: EU's US Ambassador Using Art To Build Connections

U.S. ship in the Strait of Hormuz

US-Iran Conflict Risks Strait Of Hormuz, A Crucial Oil Route

A street in Beijing, China

Beijing's Young People Aren't Watching Hong Kong's Protests

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Trump Targets Top Iranian Leader In Newest Round Of Sanctions

EU Council President Donald Tusk

US-Iran Crisis Leaves European Union On The Sidelines

Footage from the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone.

Drone Shootdown Raises US-Iran Mistrust Even Higher

A tanker ship

US Goes Public With Evidence Iran Is Behind Tanker Attacks

Protests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Protesters Say They Are Losing Trust In Their Government

Protesters in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's British Past Shapes Its Tense Present With China

Protesters in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Extradition Protests Are All About Chinese Influence

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Mexico Says Deal With US Might Not Be The End Of Immigration Talks

President Trump

Trump Relies On Emergency Powers For Tariff Threats Against Mexico

President Trump and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

Trump Brings Health Care Into US-UK Trade Talks

President Trump

Trump Boosts Boris Johnson For Prime Minister During UK Visit

An Orthodox Jewish man

A Fight Over Drafting Ultra-Orthodox Jews Sunk Netanyahu's Government

Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Why A Trump Indictment Was Off The Table For Mueller