Matt Bai

About Matt


Matt is an author, journalist, screenwriter and Yankee fan. He’s also one of the nation’s leading voices on American politics. Matt is best known for stories that explore change in society — generational, technological, economic — and how that change is breaking down old institutions and transforming the politics of a new century. His second book, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, will be published in October 2014 by Alfred A. Knopf.

Matt is the national political columnist at Yahoo News, which he joined in January 2014. 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.

On Politics


Matt’s Yahoo News column appears every Thursday, except when he’s on a rare vacation or can’t think of a single thing to say. You can read his latest columns by visiting Yahoo News and looking for the picture of Matt on the right. You can also follow Matt on Twitter and download the super cool Yahoo News Digest for your phone or tablet.

Public Speaking


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Got an audience that might be interested in the takeover of tabloid politics… or in the state of political journalism… or in the way that social media is transforming our expectations for government? Matt speaks regularly and enthusiastically on these and other topics. To inquire about availability, contact the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau.

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