Teale was reporter for many sports stories for the Region and became reporter for various reports within Central's football magazine shows.
Teale covered his last sports report for Central Tonight in November before he became a presenter on Setanta Sports News when the channel launched on 29 November 2007. He presented the 15:00-19:00 slot weekdays, with Rachel Brookes, until the channel ceased broadcasting in June 2009.
In August 2009, it was announced that Teale would take over from veteran newscaster Alastair Stewart as co-presenter of London Tonight. He made his debut on 25 August 2009 as a relief presenter, and as main co-presenter from 7 September 2009. On 17 March 2010, ITN announced that Donal MacIntyre was replacing Teale on London Tonight from 6 April.
Since September 2009, Teale occasionally presents the early-morning and lunchtime bulletins of the ITV News and the weekend editions of ITV News London. He has also presented the sport news on Sky News occasionally from June 2010 although since February 2011 he has regularly presented the sports news during the night on Sky World News. Matt also appears on the British Forces Broadcasting Service.
On 2 February 2012 he rejoined ITV News Central presenting in place of Bob Warman on some editions, before he signed up to do the show part-time, job-sharing with Bob Warman.