Max Kutner is an award-winning journalist and frequent television and radio guest covering politics and general assignment news. Most recently, he was a senior writer at Newsweek, where he led coverage of the FBI, Department of Justice and Russia investigations. His political scoops about the Trump administration have received coverage from MSNBC, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Politico and elsewhere, and his feature writing has received acclaim.
Besides Newsweek, he has also written for Newsweek Japan, Boston and Smithsonian magazines, Vassar: The Alumnae/i Quarterly and Vice.com. He has appeared on BBC News, BBC World News, MSNBC, France 24, CBSN, ITV, CTV, NY1, NPR affiliates WNYC, KCRW, KVPR and WBUR and other radio stations. The Education Writers Association twice named his articles finalists for the National Awards for Education Reporting, in 2016 and 2017. His work has been cited in books, a federal district court decision and a United States president’s nomination acceptance speech. He regularly speaks at conferences and colleges.
Max’s documentary films have screened at festivals across the United States. His film At the Corner of 3rd and 3rd won Best Documentary at the 2013 Red Hook International Film Festival and Best Documentary Short at the 2013 Greenpoint Film Festival. He has created videos for PBS, The American Library in Paris, City Parks Foundation and the Office of Communications at Vassar College.
He lives in New York City and holds a master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s from Vassar College.