Matthew C. "Matt" Taibbi is an American author and journalist. Taibbi has reported on politics, media, finance, and sports, and has authored several books. He grew up in the Boston, Massachusetts, suburbs. He attended Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1992 from Bard College located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He spent a year abroad studying at Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University in Russia.