Before joining Condé Nast Portfolio, Matthew Cooper spent seven years at Time, serving as deputy Washington bureau chief, White House correspondent, and political editor of Time.com. From 1996 to 1999, Cooper covered Washington for Newsweek. He also wrote the White House Watch column for the New Republic, was Atlanta bureau chief for U.S. News & World Report, and served as an editor at the Washington Monthly. He has written for multiple publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, and Los Angeles magazine. Cooper moonlights as a stand-up comedian and was named Washington's funniest celebrity in 1998. He is a graduate of Columbia University and lives in Washington, D.C.