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 Russian President Vladimir Putin

Trump's Not As Tough On Russia As He Says

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May's Brexit Deal Faces Judgment From Parliament

Fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border

US-Mexico Border Crossings Down As Trump Declares Crisis

Chinese President Xi Jinping

China Signals It Wants A Deal Ahead Of Trade Talks With US

Paul Whelan

Paul Whelan's Arrest Might Be Russia's Payback For Maria Butina

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean President Kim Jong-un

US Sanctions Could Make Or Break Diplomacy With North Korea In 2019

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

Mattis Exit Costs NATO A Staunch Ally In The White House

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

North Korea And The US Still Can't Agree On Denuclearization

Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen, and Paul Manafort

Flynn, Cohen, Manafort: Where Key Players Stand In The Russia Probe

A roadsign on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland

The Irish Border Is The UK's Last, Biggest Obstacle To A Smooth Brexit

The U.K. House of Commons

The UK Prime Minister's Job Is Only As Stable As Parliament's Support

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk

The EU Isn't Budging On Its Brexit Deal With Theresa May

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May's Last Hope To Save Her Brexit Deal Is The EU

Special counsel Robert Mueller

Trump's AG Pick Will Likely Face Questions About The Mueller Probe

A protester in Paris

Paris Protests Preview The Challenging Transition To A Green Economy

US Car Companies Are Already Shielded From China's Auto Tariffs

George H. W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush Has Died

Former President George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush Defined Post-Soviet US Foreign Policy

President Trump

It's Anyone's Guess If Trump Will Cut A Trade Deal With China At G20

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

The Trump-Russia Investigation Keeps Coming Back To Wikileaks

Migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border

Mexico Has Its Own Issues With The Migrant Caravans

President Trump

Trump's Bin Laden Complaints Could Be More About Pakistan Than McRaven

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May

The N. Ireland Backstop Is Still A Sticking Point In May's Brexit Deal

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

For Merkel And Macron, Nationalism Has A Dark History

Central American migrants

Courts Will Likely Decide If Trump Can Change Asylum Rules On His Own

Maine's state legislature building

Democrats See Modest State-Level Gains From Midterm Elections

President Trump

Trump Touts GOP Successes, Disowns Losses In Midterms

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Democrats Poised To Take House. Now What Are They Going To Do With It?

Voting booths

Bills, Investigations, Judges: What The Midterms Mean To Both Parties

President Trump

Trump Hammers On Immigration, Economy For Midterms Pitch