Matt Malone, S.J., is President and Editor in Chief of America Media. At the time of his appointment in 2012, he was the youngest editor in chief in the history of America magazine. He served for two years as an associate editor, from 2007-2009, when he covered foreign policy and domestic politics. He was the recipient of the 2006 first place Catholic Press Association award for essay writing. From 1995-1997, Fr. Malone was special assistant and speechwriter to U.S. Representative Martin T. Meehan (D-MA). From 1997-2002, he served as the founding deputy director of MassINC, an independent political think tank, and co-publisher of CommonWealth, its award-winning review of politics, ideas and civic life. His writing has appeared in numerous national and international publications and his work and ideas have been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post among others. He is the author of Catholiques Sans Etiquette, a book concerning the church and the political, which was published in 2014 by Salvator Press in Paris.
Fr. Malone entered the Society of Jesus in 2002. He was ordained a priest on June 9, 2012 by Edward Cardinal Egan, late archbishop of New York. Fr. Malone received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He holds a M.A. from Fordham University; a Bachelor of Divinity (Honors,1st class) from The University of London and a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (summa cum laude with the congratulations of the board of examiners) from the Catholic University of Louvain. He was a founding member of REMUS (Religion, Mimesis and Society), an interdisciplinary research group at Heythrop College dedicated to the thought of Rene Girard. He is a member of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion and is chaplain to the New York Press Club.