Matt Davies is the staff cartoonist for Newsday in New York. He was the recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartoons and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2011 and 2016. He has twice been awarded the Herblock Prize - once in 2004 when the prize was inaugurated and again in 2019. He also received the 2017 Headliners award and the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Award for a collection of cartoons highlighting such subjects as police brutality, racism and school overcrowding. He is a five-time winner of the Society of Professional Journalists (New York Chapter) Deadline Club Award - including the 2001 prize for his work confronting a post 9/11 New York - and has been honored for his local cartoons with five first place awards in the New York Associated Press Editorial Cartooning Competition.
Born in London, England in 1966, Davies moved to the U.S. in 1983. After studying Illustration and fine art at The Savannah College of Art & Design (GA) and The School of Visual Arts in New York City, he began drawing editorial cartoons full-time for The Journal News in Westchester County (NY) in 1993.
Syndicated since 1994, his cartoons are distributed worldwide by Andrews McMeel syndicate.
A recent draftee to the field of public speaking, he has given talks about cartooning at many venues including the UN, The National Press Club in Washington, DC, The British Library in London, The TriBeca Film Festival, The Library of Congress and was a 2004 Writer in Residence with the Journalism and Art departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Davies and his wife, Lucy, live in NY with their three children.