Matthew is a married man. He has been married to Jackie since June 1999. Jackie is a non Persian. As a loving husband and wife, they have already welcomed four children together and they are named as Milo, Louis, Mary and Mabel. His nationality is British and has mixed ethnicity.
During his young age, Matthew was enrolled at King's School, Ely, Cambridgeshire. With the completion of his high school, he joined St Chad's College, Durham University. There he majored in Law and Politics and he graduated from there in 1984. He began his professional career since the mid 1980s. During that time, he worked as a chartered accountant and then he was hired by BBC. In 1990, he was named the BBC network television correspondent and he worked in this position for several years. In 1997, he was named the presenter of the BBC News Channel. During those days, he presented channel's evening programmes and then in 2001, he presented the late afternoon news programme. From 27th of June 2016, he has been presenting the World News Today on the channel and BBC Four. His net worth is unknown.