Econ reporter O’Brien leaves Washington Post
Matt O’Brien, an economics reporter at the Washington Post for the past five years, has left the newspaper.
O’Brien is writing a book about the global economy.
He joined the Post in March 2014, joining Wonkblog as its lead voice on economic affairs. he came from The Atlantic, where he was a senior associate editor and has developed a reputation as one of journalism’s top young thinkers on the economy, business and policy.
O’Brien graduated from Harvard in 2008 with a degree in history and a secondary concentration in government. In college he co-founded an online gaming startup and spent time in the tech incubator world of Silicon Valley before heading back east for journalism.