After gaining three straight ‘A’s at A Level at South Cheshire College, and graduating from the University of Sheffield with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in German and Politics, Matt began his journalistic career as a trainee reporter on the Liverpool Echo.
From the Echo, he moved on to become a reporter on the Daily Post Wales, and in 2002 he won Guardian Student Feature Writer of the Year.
In 2005 he landed a job as a senior reporter, then political correspondent, and then deputy news editor on Wales on Sunday.
From there he became political correspondent, and then assistant head of content for Media Wales.
In 2011 Matt became Senedd correspondent for the National Assembly of Wales, and after that went on to become the Media and PR Officer for the Liberal Democrats in London.
March this year saw Matt become executive editor (Digital) for Archant in London, before being promoted to his current position.
Matt can be found tweeting at @mattwithers.
When he isn’t working, Tony Hancock fan Matt enjoys football and is a Crewe Alexandra supporter.
He also enjoys playing darts, cooking, and reading political biographies.