Matina Stevis-Gridneff is the Brussels bureau chief for The New York Times, covering the European Union.
She joined The Times in 2019 after covering East Africa for The Wall Street Journal for five years. Ms. Stevis-Gridneff was Europe correspondent for The Wall Street Journal between 2011 and 2014, covering the eurozone and the migration crises. She was posted to Nairobi, Kenya, between 2014 and 2019 for The Journal, where she wrote about geopolitics, migration, economics and technology. In that role, she reported on state-building efforts in Somalia, the civil war in South Sudan, the refugee exodus from Eritrea and tumult in Ethiopia and Sudan. While she focused on East Africa, she also reported from multiple countries outside the region, including South Africa, Mozambique and the Gambia. A graduate of the University of Oxford, she received a Masters in Public Administration, Public Policy and Management from the London School of Economics. Ms. Stevis-Gridneff was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She lives in Brussels with her husband and their two children.