Contributing Washington DC Reporter
Based on Capitol Hill, Matt Laslo is a freelance reporter who covers Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court. While he has filed stories from Washington for more than 40 local NPR stations, his work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Chattanooga Times Free Press, National Public Radio, The Omaha World-Herald, Pacifica Radio, Politics Magazine, and Washingtonian Magazine. He has also displayed an amazing ability to blend traditional reporting with new media through his former blog for Capitol News Connection with PRI and his prodigious use of Twitter where he has brought Congress to life for his 4,390 followers.
Since 2009 Laslo has sat on the board at the Regional Reporters Association where he helps represent the dwindling numbers of regional reporters based in Washington. In 2010 he completed the Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship, which is put on by the National Press Foundation. That same year he was also honored to be picked as one of three judges of the prestigious Joan S. Barone Award that's awarded through the Radio/Television Correspondents Association. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Covenant College and a MA from the Johns Hopkins University (cum laude).