Max Kutner is an award-winning journalist and frequent television and radio guest covering politics and general assignment news. He was recently a researcher and fact-checker for a best-selling book and author. Previously, he was a senior politics 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 outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Politico, and MSNBC, and his feature writing has received acclaim.
Besides Newsweek, he has also written for The Boston Globe, Newsweek Japan, Boston and Smithsonian magazines, Vassar: The Alumnae/i Quarterly, and Vice.com. He has appeared on the BBC, MSNBC, CBS News, ITV, CTV, France 24, NY1, and NPR affiliates WNYC, KCRW, KVPR, and WBUR. Two of his articles have been finalists for the National Awards for Education Reporting. 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.
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.