Matt Barbet

Matt Barbet

Channel 5 News


The Channel 5 news presenter was first at BBC London and Radio 1. He’s also covered ITV bulletins and the channel’s Daybreak show.


Matt Barbet is a presenter on Channel 5’s main 5 News and 5 News Tonight bulletins.

After starting his news career at Radio 1, Matt presented bulletins for BBC News 24 and BBC London, with occasional stints on BBC Breakfast. He then moved to Channel 5. He hosted all of their news programmes during his time with the broadcaster, and reported from the scene of the Haitian earthquake and was embedded with the Army in Afghanistan.

Matt then moved to ITV to co-host their breakfast show Daybreak as well as continuing with news presenting duties for the channel. When Daybreak finished its run, Matt returned to Channel 5.

A passionate cyclist and bike fan, Matt is also the host of ITV4’s The Cycle Show (he’s also written for Cyclist and Cycling Plus and has completed the gruelling L'Étape du Tour in the French Alps as well as a number of long-distance road routes).

Matt has also hosted BBC News 24’s STORYFix and presented regional feeds for Children in Need. He’s covered the Oscars and a royal wedding and competed in a charity edition of The Chase.

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