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Matt Barbet

Matt Barbet can be seen presenting 5 News Tonight every weekday at 6.30pm on Channel 5.

Matt Barbet

Matt re-joined 5 News in the Spring of 2014 to present Five News Tonight at 6.30pm.

For the previous couple of years, he presented Daybreak on ITV early in the mornings, and prior to that, he had been at Five News anchoring the programme at 5 o' clock. He's also worked for BBC News, Radio 1, ITV News and Sky News.

Matt is very experienced in and out of the studio - he's been embedded with British troops in Afghanistan, seen famine in Ethiopia and the devastation of an earthquake in Haiti. He also anchored Five's coverage of the Royal Wedding of William & Kate from Buckingham Palace, been on the Oscars red carpet and covered President Obama's historic election to the White House from Washington DC.

Matt is married to Katie, and they live in London with their two young daughters.

Follow Matt on Twitter @mattbarbet

Comments (8)

  • Ms Lydia N Livingston

    16 days ago

    Ms Lydia N Livingston

    It was nice hearing John Craven formerly of Newsround on 5 news I Think Matt Barbet said John Craven was his generation I still remember Juliet Morris being interviewed in the broom cupboard who was John Cravens replacement I'm Showing my own years now John Craven was my generation as was the brilliant Andy Crane presenter too.

  • LydiaGreat1

    almost 2 years ago


    I wish you well in your career and life Matt Barbet I hope at some point Katie Goodman or Julian Druker who I think are CH5 best newsreaders will replace you.If the rumours indeed are true that you have joined Daybreak I think its a liability to leave 5 news I think Daybreak will eventually be axed as its certainly been clear for avery long time now it doesnt have the support aywhere near enough of viewers to suceed mybe I'm wrong goodbye to you take care and rest assured by 5 news viewers you will be missed.

  • Hilary robinson

    almost 2 years ago

    Hilary robinson

    why are you leaving we will miss you

  • Sainey Ceesay

    almost 2 years ago

    Sainey Ceesay

    Your comment about the interesting facial hair of the men being interviewed about Prince Harry's new girlfriend on tonight's programme... errrnnn do you need to borrow my shaver?!!

  • Neil BIngham

    2 years ago

    Neil BIngham

    Matt is the best news preenter of any TV channel - his diction and natural unaffected presentation are superb - he does not (fortunately) use the peculiar adjectival emphasis that other channel news presenters use (particularly female ones on BBC1) As someone who has severe deafness, I can vouch for his clear measured presentation as being so good that I can usually understand him WITHOUT use of hearing loop system..Keep it up and don't leave Channel 5 news

  • Fusion271

    2 years ago


    Please dont leave Channel 5, Daybreak is dead they only axe people afterwards. Channel5 News would not at all be much the same without you and everyone else.

  • sidra

    2 years ago


    If Matt will go off too Daybreak, I will miss you and you being the only presenter saying quid in your links :) But could you please get Natasha Asghar to present please, pretty please in your place.

  • LydiaGreat1

    over 2 years ago


    I had to laugh at your little joke tonight when you were comparing the pop group 1 direction with The Beatles group and you said ask your Grandma about the Beatles.I have to view 1 of my favourate op stars Sandie Shaw on You Tube as other people remember her for real and I was'nt even born then when she was singing and mybe not wearing any shoes.