Matthew Arnold is a TV reporter based in London, England.
Born in Derry, Northern Ireland, Arnold was educated at Gresham's School in Norfolk from 1975 to 1980. He then backpacked around the world before joining the Royal Navy in 1986 as an Aircrew Officer, flying in Lynx helicopters. His five-year commission in the Navy came to an end in 1991
He then worked as a runner on the ITV daytime quiz show Talk About, before returning to college to study journalism at Highbury College in Hampshire.
His next job was with Capital Radio's Flying Eye in 1993, in which he navigated Londoners through traffic for two years.
In 1995 Arnold became one of the first presenters on the new national cable television channel L!VE TV, covering showbiz and sport stories. In 1996 he joined HTV as a sports presenter and in 1999 was promoted to be the HTV news presenter for documentaries and magazine shows. He next became a sports reporter at Sky News and in 2002 presented a special two-part documentary on the Glastonbury Festival for ITV. In 2003 he began with GMTVas their Northern Correspondent, relocating to London in 2007 before leaving the show in 2010.
He sings in a band called The Intelligence Men, which has released two singles. He lives with his wife Dominique and baby son in Surrey. In 2009 They had twins and in 2010 moved to Cambridgeshire after GMTV ended. Matt is now a freelance journalist and film-maker working for the BBC and corporate clients.
It really makes no difference to me whether I start or come off the bench. Jason is comfortable starting and he's playing well at the position. Sometimes it helps to sit there and get a feel for the game from the bench and then go in and try to make a difference.