Matt Gurney is columnist and editor at the National Post, where he also serves as an editorial board member. Matt is a familiar face on televised political panels, having appeared on MTV Canada, CTS, CTV and the CBC, and is heard frequently across the country on national and local radio programs. He joined Toronto's CFRB NewsTalk 1010 as a regular contributor in 2011, and serves as a guest host when regular CFRB on-air personalities are absent. His writings cover pretty much anything that he finds interesting, but will typically involve geopolitics, military and defence matters, space exploration, laws related to self-defence and gun control, health care and end-of-life issues and politics at any level. From time to time, when his editors allow it, he also likes to inflict his sense of humour on unsuspecting readers. Sometimes they get the joke. Born in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood, Matt has a B.A. and M.A. in military history. His hobbies and interests include classic rock music, golfing, cursing the Toronto Maple Leafs and, as all those who know him can attest, he is a shamelessly devoted fan of the original Star Trek series and the Civilization computer game franchise, to which he has already devoted far too much of his life. He loves reading, and typically alternates between serious non-fiction works on the issues of the day and trashy novels about the end of the world. He also enjoys beer. He does not play an instrument, and sort of regrets that. Matt and his wife live north of Toronto, where they manage to occasionally find time to see each other while juggling their work and personal commitments. They have no children as of yet, but try to make up for this by borrowing dogs from relatives for the odd weekend at the cottage.