Matt McAllester is the managing director of Intelligence Squared, a live events and media company based in London. McAllester began his career as a newspaper reporter for Newsday, on Long Island, New York. He was a foreign correspondent for the newspaper, based in the Middle East and Europe. He has written three books and edited a fourth and co-wrote the upcoming action film, Doorman, starring Ruby Rose. He was formerly Europe editor of TIME magazine and editor-in-chief of Newsweek. He became managing director of Intelligence Squared in August 2018.