Matt Barbet is a news broadcaster and journalist.
He presented 5 News Tonight on Channel 5 for a decade. Matt has also previously presented Breakfast, BBC London News (BBC 1), The Cycle Show (ITV 4), The Wright Stuff, The 5 O’Clock Show (Channel 5) and News Hour (Daybreak),
Matt is experienced both in the studio and in the field reporting from Afghanistan, Haiti and Ethiopia. He has covered The Oscars twice and fronted Channel 5’s live coverage of the royal wedding of Price William and Catherine Middleton, in front of Buckingham Palace.
Equally adept on radio, Matt is known to millions from his time reading the news on BBC Radio 1 during Sara Cox’s Breakfast Show and has presented Weekend Breakfast (BBC Radio 5 Live). He has also presented The Briefing on ground breaking online station Monocle 24.
In 2018, Matt launched a new cycling podcast, Home Roads, in which he rides with some of the most interesting people in cycling on the roads they know best.
Matt has written for The Independent, Monocle, Cycling Plus and currently has a monthly column in Bikes Etc. He has pedalled his way to completing the gruelling L’Étape du Tour in the French Alps. He has also finished the London Marathon.
In his role as a patron of Norwood, Matt helped the charity raise more than £400,000 in which he interviewed former FA Chairman Lord Triesman.
Matt lives in London with his wife Katie, and their two daughters.