Brussels Bureau Chief, The New York Times
Matina Stevis-Gridneff is the Brussels Bureau Chief for The New York Times, leading coverage of the European Union. She joined The Times in 2019 after nearly a decade in East Africa and Europe with The Wall Street Journal. She has reported on financial meltdowns and refugee crises, wars and coups, business and the economy, from more than 30 countries. She was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting as part of a New York Times team that investigated the deadly spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in nursing homes. In 2019, she was part of a team at The Wall Street Journal that won a SABEW award for coverage of the crash of a Boeing 737-Max operated by Ethiopian Airlines. She was the recipient in 2016 of a One World Media award for her coverage of the refugee exodus from Eritrea. She is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where she studied Modern History and Politics, and earned a Masters in Public Administration from the London School of Economics. She was born and raised in Athens, Greece.