Chief Europe Correspondent, Politico
Matthew Karnitschnig


Matthew Karnitschnig is Chief Europe Correspondent for the US political news organization Politico Europe. He joined Politico from The Wall Street Journal, where he spent 15 years in a variety of positions as a reporter and editor in the US and Europe. In 2008, he covered the fall of Lehman Brothers and the financial crisis that ensued. He subsequently spearheaded the WSJ’s award-winning coverage of the Eurozone debt crisis as the paper’s European Economics Editor. He has been on the front lines of a number of the defining political and economic events of our era in a career spanning two decades. He previously worked as a journalist for BusinessWeek, Reuters and Bloomberg.