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Matt Barbet joins Sky News

Matt Barbet joins Sky News in return to broadcast journalism


Matt Barbet joins Sky News

Sky News announces Matt Barbet joining as a regular presenter...

Barbet is an experienced broadcaster and journalist familiar to audiences for his work in many of the UK’s leading newsrooms over the last two decades. He has anchored news programmes for ITV, the BBC and Channel 5 the latter saw him as one of the network’s longest-serving presenters.

Well-known from his time anchoring news programmes for ITV, the BBC and Channel 5, Matt’s long career with public-service broadcasters will inform the multi-platform video journalism he’ll do at Sky.Sky News

Matt has covered many of the world’s biggest stories in recent years. He was embedded in Afghanistan with British armed forces during the war, witnessed the effects of the Haiti earthquake and terror attacks in the UK and France, and covered general elections from Downing Street and the White House. He has also interviewed world leaders, royalty and icons of sport and entertainment. 

He started his career working for ITN – who produce ITV News, Channel 4 News and 5 News – before moving to BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat.

Matt Barbet:

“Now is the perfect time to join Sky News as it continues its exciting evolution under relatively new leadership. With much of the world’s population heading to the polls this year, including general elections in the USA and – most likely – the UK, there is nowhere better to be involved with breaking news. I’m looking forward to providing our audience with a trusted and balanced understanding of what is happening in an increasingly polarised world, with humility, honesty, and humour too”. 

Starting on Sky News this weekend Matt will be covering the Breakfast show, he will also present across the week, standing in on the News Hour from 5pm, The UK Tonight from 8pm weekdays and Sky News Today, among other shows. 

Matt will also present a weekly Sunday show from 10am-2pm, that follows Sunday Morning with Trevor Phillips, with all the day’s big stories and interviews. Prior to joining Sky, Matt consulted for leading UK public relations firm Freuds. 

David Rhodes, Executive Chairman for Sky News Group:

Matt brings considerable journalistic experience to the challenges we engage with every day at Sky News.  He’ll be an important part of the multi-platform story we are telling today.  We’re so encouraged that someone of Matt’s skill and perspective is joining us in this critical time for our profession and our world”. 

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