Matthew Kaminski

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Matthew Kaminski in 2017 in Madrid.

Matthew Kaminski is editor in chief of Politico[1][2] and the founding editor of Politico Europe, which launched on April 21, 2015.[3] He was previously a foreign correspondent, opinion writer, and editor at The Wall Street Journal.


Kaminski was born on November 11, 1971, in Warsaw, Poland, and emigrated to the United States in 1980. He is a graduate of Georgetown Day School in Washington and Yale University, and holds a master's degree from the Universite de Paris. While based in Kiev from 1994–97, Kaminski reported for the Financial Times and The Economist on the former Soviet Union. He subsequently joined The Wall Street Journal as Brussels correspondent, and in 2004 was awarded the Peter Weitz Prize by the German Marshall Fund for a series of columns about the European Union.[4][5] In 2005, he became the editorial page editor of the Journal's European edition, based in Paris. He moved to New York to work on the editorial board in 2008, writing mostly about international affairs. His coverage of the Ukrainian crisis won an Overseas Press Club prize in 2015.[6] He was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary.[7] He joined Politico in December 2014.[8]

Kaminski has also contributed to Tablet, an online magazine focused on Jewish interests.[9]


  1. ^ "Matt Kaminski Named Politico's New Editor in Chief".
  2. ^ "Politico names global editor to explore new coverage areas, new publications". Talking Biz News. August 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "Politico: The US news site launches in Europe". 2015-04-30.
  4. ^ "Questions for Matthew Kaminski (WSJ editorial board) | a Twitter conversation | 24Ahead".
  5. ^ "Contact Matthew Kaminski, Politico Europe - PressRush".
  6. ^ "22 Best Commentary 2014". OPC.
  7. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes".
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  9. ^ "Matthew Kaminski". Tablet Magazine.

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