Matea Gold is a reporter for The Washington Post covering money and politics. Prior to this she was a political reporter for the the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. She joined the Times as a reporter in 1996 and spent nearly a decade covering national and state politics as well as writing about the media. She began her career at the Los Angeles Times as a beat reporter covering East Los Angeles. She also wrote about immigration and gangs, and produced a three-part series about compulsive gambling.
A graduate of UCLA, Matea was the editor in chief of the Daily Bruin. She lives in the District with her husband and two daughters.