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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 distorted map of Texas, under the caption "What's Missing From Historical Games?"
Newsy Staff / Jennifer SmartTech

Video Games Are Teaching Players Real (And Alternate) History

A screenshot of a mobile phone displaying the App Store version of the game "Among Us."
Newsy Staff / Jennifer SmartTech

Apple Trial Shows How Platforms Shape Mobile Games

A drawing of a thief in the middle of an NFT auction
Newsy Staff / Jennifer SmartTech

NFT Art Auctions Have A Piracy Problem

A broken video game character stands in a T-pose shape.
CD Projekt Red / "Cyberpunk 2077"Tech

The Big Problems Behind Big-Budget Video Game Flops

An animation of a video game player during coronavirus lockdown
Newsy / Jennifer SmartTech

How Video Games Can Help (Not Hurt) Mental Health

Trump supporters breached the Capitol
Newsy / Jennifer SmartU.S.

How A Violent Mob Breached The Capitol

A screenshot from "Animal Crossing"
Newsy StaffTech

Political Outreach Enters The World Of 'Animal Crossing'

A screenshot of Ellie from "The Last of Us: Part 2"
Naughty Dog / "The Last of Us: Part 2"Tech

Why Video Games Are Looking More Like Movies

A virtual airplane in flight
Newsy StaffTech

AI Tech Changes How We See The World In 'Microsoft Flight Simulator'

Dungeons & Dragons has a reckoning on race
Newsy / Jennifer SmartU.S.

Rethinking How 'Dungeons & Dragons' Handles Race

There have been at least 100 police attack incidents involving the press.
Newsy / Associated PressU.S.

Breaking Down How Police Have Targeted Press During Protests

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

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