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Matterface was born in London and educated at the independent school Eton College.
Matterface started working in sports radio in 1992 for local hospital radio station OHR, before moving into commercial radio at 16. He worked at BBC Radio Kent in 1998, then Capital Radio Sport from 1999.
Matterface worked at the south-coast radio station 107.4 The Quay, where he presented the breakfast show and a variety of sports related programmes from 2001–2007. He started presenting on Sky Sports News in July 2007, before leaving in late 2010.
He was amongst three shortlisted for the Commercial Radio Presenter of the Year award in 2006.
- Plunkett, John (13 August 2010). "TalkSport hires Sky Sports' Sam Matterface as football commentator". The Guardian (Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 24 April 2011.