Matt Barbet

Matt Barbet at Great British Speakers

Channel 5 news presenter Matt Barbet has hosted an array of news shows and topical events programmes such as 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 has a wealth of television experience both in the studio and on location having reported from Afghanistan, Haiti and Ethiopia. He has also fronted live events such as Channel 5’s coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and hosted live from the Oscars on two separate occasions.

He is also a familiar voice on the radio as the newsreader on BBC Radio 1 for the Sara Cox’s Breakfast Show. He also presents Weekend Breakfast (BBC Radio 5 Live) and The Briefing on the online radio station Monocle 24.

Matt has written for The Independent, Monocle and 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 and has finished the London Marathon.

Matt is an experienced corporate speaker, from facilitating discussions and conducting interviews with the likes of Fujitsu UK and the Cartus Home Sale Network, to hosting Frontier Magazine’s Travel Retail Awards in Cannes. He also presents BBC World’s  in-air programming for  American.

Matt is a keen fundraiser and has helped to raise more than £400,000 for Norwood; a charity that supports children and families with learning difficulties.  

Other corporate work includes hosting the Frontline PR Industry Awards, Britain’s Most Inspiring Fundraiser for, and chairing a panel Q&A for Norwood Young Lawyers.

What the Clients Say: 

Your support for Britain's Most Inspiring Fundraiser 2008 is greatly appreciated, and we would be delighted to have your ongoing support for this competition. The evening was a huge success and your presence helped make our incredible finalists feel very special. -Founder of, Britain's most Inspiring Fundraiser

American Airlines appreciated Matt’s freshness of approach, his ready smile and the clarity of his voice. The company was praised for having secured such a vibrant presenter.-Producer, BBC Channel for American Airlines

I wanted to let you know how THRILLED we are – and, our SAP clients are with Matt.- Sapphire Now SAP Conference, Madrid


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