Matthew Brunwasser is an independent journalist based in Tirana, Albania.
Brunwasser was an Investigative Reporting Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in 2014.
Previously he lived and worked in Istanbul reporting regularly for the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times and the World, a British Broadcasting Corporation / Public Radio International co-production airing on US public radio stations nationwide.
He has filed stories from 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the former USSR for over 40 print, radio and television media.
From 2000-2008 he was based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
A native of San Francisco, Matthew Brunwasser has a Bachelor of Arts in history from Reed College in Portland, Oregon and a Master of Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where he specialized in documentary film production.