Five News poaches BBC newsreader - Press Gazette

Five News poaches BBC newsreader

BBC London and BBC Breakfast presenter Matt Barbet is to move to Five News.

Barbet will be a news correspondent and will also have a presenting role on Five’s weekday shows and weekend news round-ups.

He started his broadcasting career with ITN in 1999 and spent two years working for Independent Radio News.

In June 2001, he moved to the BBC started out as a reporter on BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat and then as a newsreader on Radio 1’s Breakfast Show alongside DJ Sara Cox. He joined BBC London News in 2003.

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