Matt DeLong | Star Tribune
Digital projects editor

Matt DeLong is the Star Tribune’s digital projects editor. He has worked on many digital initiatives, from election planning to the Minnesota Beer Bracket to helping tipsters contact reporters securely. He has written reader guides on many topics, including Minnesota gun laws, voting and out-of-state Vikings bars. He curates the daily Talkers afternoon newsletter. 

Prior to joining the Star Tribune in late 2014, DeLong was a digital editor on the national desk at the Washington Post, where he focused on national politics, the federal government and national security. He was part of the team awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs. A native of upstate New York, DeLong currently lives in Minneapolis.

He can be reached on the encrypted messaging app Signal at 612-643-0344.


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