Matt Bai

  • Fall 2001

Matt Bai is a national correspondent for Newsweek magazine. His political work includes coverage of the 2000 presidential campaign, including Bill Bradley's presidential bid and the chaos of the Reform Party. Mr. Bai has also written extensively about the gun-control debate, the firearms industry and the Columbine High School shootings. In writing stories from every part of the country, he has focused on America's urban-rural divide and in maverick politicians like Jesse Ventura and John McCain. Before coming to Newsweek, Mr. Bai was a metro reporter for the Boston Globe, where he covered breaking news and law enforcement. In 1994, he was honored with the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship from Columbia University's School of Journalism.