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
A map of the Golan Heights, with Israeli and Syrian flags overlaid

The Golan Heights Is Still A Flashpoint Between Israel And Syria

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

The US Might Need A New Approach To North Korea's Nuclear Program

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

Deal Or No Deal: Theresa May Gives Parliament Brexit Ultimatum

President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Trump And Bolsonaro Are Trying To Reboot US-Brazil Relations

New Zealand police

Christchurch Shooting Part Of A Pattern Of Far-Right Extremist Attacks

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May Isn't Giving Up On Her Brexit Deal Just Yet

A man carrying water in Venezuela

Life In Venezuela During The Country's Devastating Blackouts

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

Key UK Parliament Votes Will Decide Brexit's Future

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu Is Down But Not Out Of Israel's Upcoming Elections

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau's Image Takes A Hit As Scandal Grows

Fragments of what Pakistan claims to be an Indian missile

Indian Airstrikes Ramp Up Cross-Border Conflict With Pakistan

Workers prepare for the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi

High Hopes, Low Expectations For Second Trump-Kim Summit

Crates of U.S. foreign assistance

Foreign Aid Could Ignite A Crisis At Venezuelan Border

Missiles on display at a parade in India

Kashmir Attack Could Spark Armed Conflict Between India And Pakistan

Demonstrators gather near the White House

Protesters Want An End To Trump's National Emergency 'Power Grab'

An anti-Brexit protester

The Brexit Deadline Approaches, And A Delay Seems Unlikely

President Trump

Trump Might Go Around Congress To Meet His Wall Funding Goal

Border wall in El Paso

Trump's Border Wall Pitch Pivots To El Paso

Boxes of humanitarian aid

US Aid Gets Snared In Venezuela's Political Crisis

President Donald Trump

Trump Quiet On Border Emergency Declaration (For Now)

A beach in Danang, Vietnam

Vietnam's Success Story Makes It A Model Host For Trump-Kim Talks

Pershing II missiles

INF Treaty's Demise Gives US, Russia Room For New Nuclear Weapons

Huawei logo

US Might Not Be Able To Keep Huawei Case Out Of China Trade Talks

A Venezuela flag

US Oil Sanctions On Venezuela Could Cut Both Ways

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

US Commits To Ousting Maduro In Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

Venezuela's Maduro Faces His Toughest Challenger Yet

A U.S. interceptor missile

US May Shift Missile Defense Focus To Russia, China

U.S. Department of Justice logo

Obstructing Justice Is About Intent As Much As Action

Brexit protesters in front of the U.K. parliament

No-Deal Brexit Threat Hangs Over EU Citizens In The U.K.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

What's Next For U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May?