Matthew presents the news with Jane Hill from 1600 to 1900 on Monday to Friday on BBC News 24. In 1990 Matthew became a BBC network television correspondent. He joined BBC News 24 in 1997 as a presenter of the evening programmes, and from the beginning of 2001 he has presented the late afternoon news programme.
He reported extensively from Northern Ireland during the time of the Shankill bombing, Greysteel and the first IRA ceasefire. He also reported from Bosnia on the fall of Srebrenica and travelled throughout the Balkans during that conflict.
Matthew spent six months as the BBC's New York correspondent covering Waco, the mid-term elections, and a variety of stories out of America. As political correspondent at Westminster in the run-up to the 1997 election, Matthew was the BBC's correspondent travelling with the Liberal Democrats throughout the six week campaign.