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
Next Level: Dungeons & Dragons
Scripps NewsTech

Dungeons & Dragons faces fan revolt over creative control clampdown

Next Level: AI art is almost human, but it's fueled by unwilling artists
Scripps NewsTech

Next Level: AI art is almost human, but fueled by unwilling artists

Next Level: What Does The Future Of Gaming Look Like?

Next Level: What Does The Future Of Gaming Look Like?


Next Level: Can Gaming Be For Everyone?

Next Level: Remixing Video Games

Next Level: Can Modders Save Games By Breaking Them?

Next Level: Gaming's Cinematic Golden Age

Next Level: Are We On The Brink Of Gaming's Cinematic Golden Age?

Next Level: Are video games addictive?
NewsyScience and Health

Next Level: Do Video Games Help Or Hurt Our Mental Health?

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 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

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

How Video Games Can Help (Not Hurt) Mental Health

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 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

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 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 StaffScience and Health

How 'Animal Crossing' Became A Quarantine Cultural Phenomenon

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

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

A nurse in protective gear
Elaine Thompson / APScience and Health

Export Curbs Could Worsen U.S. Medical Supply Shortages

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

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

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

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

President Donald Trump
Evan Vucci / APScience and Health

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

A health care worker wearing a mask
Mic Smith / APScience and 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