Matt Stearns is a national general assignment correspondent. He came to Washington in 2002 as a correspondent for the Kansas City Star. He also wrote for the Star as a crime reporter and Missouri correspondent. Previously, he worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer and for The Netherlander, an English-language business weekly in Amsterdam. Matt has appeared as a commentator on C-SPAN, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBC Radio. He was a contributor to the book The Sixth Year Itch, an analysis of the 2006 midterm elections. He holds a B.A. in religion, with a minor in government, from the College of William and Mary and an MSJ from Northwestern University.