Matthew Karnichnig is the chief Europe correspondent for the global media organization POLITICO, based in Berlin. He joined the publication in 2015 after 15 years at The Wall Street Journal in various positions as a reporter and editor in the US and Europe.
In his 20-year career, Karnichnig has been at the forefront of some of the most significant political and economic events. In 2008, he covered the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the subsequent financial crisis. He is part of the WSJ’s Gerald Loeb Award-winning reporting team and named a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.
He subsequently headed the coverage of the eurozone debt crisis for the WSJ as head of the publication’s German section and as editor of the European economics section. Led the team named a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting and won the 2012 Overseas Press Club Award.
Karnichnig previously worked for BusinessWeek, Reuters and Bloomberg.