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Matt Bai is an author, journalist, screenwriter and Yankee fan. He’s also one of the nation’s leading voices on American politics. His second book, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, was listed among the best books of 2014 by NPR and Amazon.com. Matt also co-wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation, "The Front Runner," directed by Jason Reitman and starring Hugh Jackman, which debuted nationally in November 2018.

From 2014 to 2019, Matt was the national political columnist at Yahoo News. Before that, he was chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, where he covered three presidential elections, and a columnist for both the magazine and the Times.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Matt (including his brief but stellar acting career) is in his official bio.

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