European Culture Editor, The New York Times
Matthew Anderson is the European culture editor of The New York Times. He oversees coverage of the arts and entertainment in the region from The Times's bureau in London. He joined in 2017 from the BBC, where he worked for 10 years as a reporter, producer and editor for TV, radio and online. He was the editor of the BBC.com homepage, then became the inaugural editor of BBC Culture, online art and entertainment site aimed at digital users outside the U.K.
Under Matthew's leadership, The Times's culture coverage in Europe has expanded from beyond the Western European capitals for Paris, Berlin, London and Amsterdam to take in more reporting form Central and Eastern Europe, with a focus on how the arts and entertainment cross over with news and current affairs. Some recent recurring themes include controversies around the restitution of African heritage from European museums, how debates about identity are reflected in pop music and on television, and how the rise of populist nationalism affects culture.