Matthew Brown is the Washington correspondent for the Deseret News. Before, he wrote about faith how it is lived, how it intersects with society and how current trends affect religious practice. He has worked for more than 12 years as an editor, most recently a managing editor in Deseret Media Companies' News Division. Matt has been with Deseret News for more than 20 years as a reporter and editor. He also worked for the Associated Press in Salt Lake City. He graduated from the University of Utah read more with degrees in economics and journalism.