Matthew White (journalist)

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Matthew White
Matt White 2009 Sydney 500 launch.jpg
White at the launch of the Sydney 500 in 2009.
Born (1970-04-16) 16 April 1970 (age 48)
NationalityAustralian
Other namesMatt White
OccupationPresenter
Years active1990s–present
EmployerNetwork Ten
TelevisionRPM
Sports Tonight
Spouse(s)Amanda White
Children2

Matt White (born 16 April 1970) is a long time Australian television executive, sports broadcaster, television presenter and journalist at Network Ten where he returned to in 2014. He is currently Network Ten's Head of Sport and host of the resurrected Sports Tonight sports news service and motorsports panel show RPM.

He previously worked at the Seven Network for a decade, where he was a host and commentator for various Seven Sport events, presented sport on Seven News Sydney and presented current affairs program Today Tonight between 2008 and 2012.

Prior to joining Seven in mid-2004, he was originally at Ten, where he was a host on the original Sports Tonight and was involved in the Australian Grand Prix, V8 Supercars and Melbourne Cup coverage for the network.

Career[edit]

White began his journalism career at a local newspaper in Manly before moving to radio and joining Newcastle's NEWFM to present breakfast news. He moved to television in 1992 when he became weekend sports presenter for NBN News.

After another radio stint at Triple M, White joined Network Ten as a sport reporter. He became weekend host of the network’s flagship sports program Sports Tonight in 1993. During his time at Ten, White covered sports including Supercars, Big Bash League, Formula One, the Spring Racing Carnival and the AFL. He was a commentator for the Supercars in 2002 and 2003. He left Sports Tonight and Network Ten in mid-2004.

Move to Seven Sport[edit]

White joined the Seven Network in mid-2004 and became a major presenter in the Seven Sport stable. White was involved in the network’s Athens 2004 Olympics coverage, their Australian Open coverage and was host of Seven’s (now-defunct) flagship sports program, Sportsworld. He also hosted evening events from Seven's main studio during the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Following Seven attaining the Supercars rights in 2007, he hosted and commentated their coverage alongside Neil Crompton, Mark Skaife, Mark Larkham and Mark Beretta until mid-2014.

News and current affairs[edit]

Since arriving at Seven, White presented sport on Sydney's weeknight edition of Seven News, from mid-2004 until mid-2008.

On 13 August 2007, White joined Melissa Doyle as host of Sunrise filling in for David Koch. He filled in as co-host of Sunrise over the summer period, while David Koch was on holidays. White co-hosted alongside Melissa Doyle and Kylie Gillies. Additionally he presented weekend editions of Seven News in Sydney over the 2007/08 Christmas/New Year period.

On 30 September 2008, the Seven Network announced that White would replace Anna Coren as the presenter of the East Coast edition of Today Tonight.[1] This meant he had to leave his regular position as sport presenter on Seven News, although continued with his Supercars commitments. In November 2012, White resigned as presenter of Today Tonight after four years to pursue other roles at the Seven Network. In August 2013, White was appointed presenter of Seven Afternoon News with Melissa Doyle.

In 2009, White was a competitor in Dancing with the Stars while continuing his position at Today Tonight. He finished in second position.[2] White hosted Carols in the Domain in 2012 with Natalie Barr and in 2013 with Melissa Doyle.

Return to Ten[edit]

White at the 2015 Sydney Coates Hire 500.

In July 2014, White returned to Network Ten after spending a decade with the Seven Network.[3] He covered the 2014 Commonwealth Games for Ten.[4]

Following Ten winning the shared broadcast rights with Fox Sports to Supercars in 2015, White became a host of the network's coverage alongside Mark Webber and Aaron Noonan,[5] as well as their Formula One coverage, replacing Greg Rust. White also hosts a revived version of the motor sports panel show RPM. He also hosts Wallabies Rugby Union matches on Ten.

White also is an occasional co-host on The Project.

Personal life[edit]

White is married and has two children and lives in Sydney.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media offices
Preceded by
Rebecca Maddern
Seven Afternoon News
Presenter with Melissa Doyle

August 2013 - April 2014
Succeeded by
Melissa Doyle
Preceded by
Anna Coren
Today Tonight
East coast presenter

13 October 2008 – 30 November 2012
Succeeded by
Helen Kapalos (VIC & NSW) &
Sharyn Ghidella (QLD)
Preceded by
Mark Beretta
Seven News Sydney
Weeknight sports presenter

2004 - 2008
Succeeded by
Alex Cullen
Preceded by
originator
Sports Tonight
Presenter (Sat-Sun)

1993-2004
Succeeded by
Leigh Diffey
Preceded by
Greg Rust
RPM
Host

2015-present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Bill Woods (1997-2006)
Ten's Supercars Coverage
Host

2015-present
Succeeded by
incumbent