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Matt Picht

Politics Reporter

Matt Picht is a politics reporter in Washington, D.C., who mainly covers foreign policy and international news. He joined Newsy 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 screenshot from Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Newsy StaffSci/Health

How 'Animal Crossing' Became A Quarantine Cultural Phenomenon

A plane unloading cargo in New York City
Kenneth Wilsey / FEMASci/Health

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

A nurse in protective gear
Elaine Thompson / APSci/Health

Export Curbs Could Worsen U.S. Medical Supply Shortages

Medical workers in masks and gowns
Tony Dejak / APSci/Health

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

U.S. Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Robert Wilkie and President Trump
AP / Evan VucciSci/Health

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

President Donald Trump
Evan Vucci / APSci/Health

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

A health care worker wearing a mask
Mic Smith / APSci/Health

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

People in Hong Kong wearing medical masks
APWorld

Coronavirus Outbreak Has Paused A Lot Of Small Businesses

Huawei sign
Getty ImagesWorld

The U.S. And China Are Racing To Roll Out 5G Tech

Coronavirus screening in China
AP / Ng Han GuanWorld

China's Coronavirus Battle Is Disrupting The Global Auto Industry

Wine bottles
Newsy StaffBusiness

U.S. Wine Companies Fear 'Catastrophic' Impact Of New Tariffs

A man wearing a mask in China
Getty ImagesWorld

Coronavirus Outbreak Casts More Doubt On U.S.-China Trade Deal

President Donald Trump
Getty ImagesPolitics

President Trump Promised New, Better Trade Deals. Has He Delivered?

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Getty ImagesWorld

A U.K.-U.S. Trade Deal Is Harder Than It Sounds, Even After Brexit

President Trump
Getty ImagesPolitics

Trump's New Trade Deal Hinges On Mexico's Labor Reforms

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen
Getty ImagesWorld

U.K. And EU Still Need To Figure Out Their Post-Brexit Relationship

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Getty ImagesPolitics

Sen. Klobuchar: Impeachment A 'Moment Of Reflection' In 2020 Race

President Trump and China Vice Premier Liu He
Getty ImagesBusiness

Trump's New Trade Deal Includes China's Shopping List For U.S. Goods

Champagne bottles
Getty ImagesBusiness

A US-EU Trade War Could Spell Trouble For Wine Lovers

Iranian nuclear facility
Getty ImagesWorld

Iran Nuclear Deal On Life Support After Soleimani Killing

Iranian nuclear facilities
Getty ImagesWorld

U.S. Attack Could Jeopardize What's Left Of The Iran Nuclear Deal

Democratic presidential candidates
Getty ImagesPolitics

USMCA Support Will Be Key Test For 2020 Democrats

Shipping containers
Getty ImagesPolitics

2019 Wrap-Up: A Little Progress And A Lot Of Chaos For Trade Policy

President Donald Trump
Getty ImagesPolitics

NAFTA To USMCA: What's Different About Trump's New Trade Pact?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Richard Neal
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Democrats Back Trump's USMCA Deal After Winning Labor Protections

President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron
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U.S.-France Trade Fight Is The Latest Front In Digital Tax Debate

Holiday shopping
Getty ImagesBusiness

Trade War Tariffs Won't Ruin The Holidays For Retailers

Huawei logo
Getty ImagesTech

FCC Moves To Keep China Out Of U.S. Telecom Networks

Huawei logo
Getty ImagesPolitics

Huawei Still Faces U.S. Questions About Its Ties To Chinese Government

A patient in an adult social care home
NewsyWorld

Brexit Poses Direct Threat to U.K. Adult Care