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
President Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May

May's Exit Leaves UK At A Crossroads On Brexit And Trump

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May's Exit Leaves Brexit In Limbo

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Modi's Election Win In India Was Fueled By Hindu Nationalism

Nigel Farage

EU Elections Mean More Brexit Feuding For The UK

Huawei logo

The Race To 5G Technology Is Pitting The US Against China

A container ship

China Might Have To Look Beyond Tariffs If Trade War Escalates Again

Trade negotiators from the U.S. and China

The Trade War's Biggest Threat Is Yet To Come For US Consumers

U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier

Why The US Is On High Alert Over Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iran's Ultimatum Could Sink Europe's Support For The Nuclear Deal

Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo

Freed Reuters Journalists Exposed A Massacre By Talking To Suspects

Reuters journalist Wa Lone

Myanmar Frees Journalists Who Were Jailed After Reporting A Massacre

President Trump

Trump, Backed By A Strong Economy, Threatens To Keep Up Trade War

Venezuela protesters

Venezuelans Hold Out Hope For Guaido In May Day Protests

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó

Venezuela's Guaidó Claims To Have Military Support. Does He?

Cargo ship

Global Trade Is Propping Up Strong US GDP Growth

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

With US Talks Frozen, Kim Jong Un Reaches Out To Russia

Ukraine President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy

Ukraine's New President Could Shake Up Relations With Russia

A Sri Lanka security officer

Terror Attacks In Sri Lanka Echo Country's Bloody Civil War

Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Mueller Report Lays Out Russian Interference, Without Links To Trump

A U.S. soldier watches a helicopter land

Congress Pushes For Say On Overseas Fights With War Powers Resolution

Attendees of the Glamour and Diplomacy fashion show

Diplomacy And Fashion Can Often Go Hand-In-Hand

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Imprisoned Journalists Exposed A Massacre By Talking To The Suspects

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

How Netanyahu Managed To Clinch Tough Election In Israel

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Press Freedom Is Still On Trial In Myanmar

NATO soldiers

NATO Ministers Say Alliance Important As Ever, Despite Pressures

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg

NATO's Leader Pitches A Renewed US-Europe Alliance To Congress

The NATO flag

After 70 Years, NATO Looks A Lot Different

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

May's Offer To Quit Probably Won't Salvage Her Brexit Deal

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Venezuela Chaos Tests Ties Between Putin And Maduro

A woman at a store in Venezuela

Venezuelan Millennials Feel Isolated By Emigration Crisis