Born and raised in Christchurch, Matt attended Burnside High School. He performed in the improvisation comedy Scared Scriptless.
Matt started as a teenager presenting kid's television show Squirt, before moving on to Studio 2 Live. He recently returned to New Zealand after 6 years in Sydney where he was a Senior Producer for the Australian Broadcasting Company. Before leaving for Sydney in 2015, he hosted the travel segments on TVNZ's weekly lifestyle show Kiwi Living. He was a regular host on TV1's Good Morning and has also had co-hosting duties on TV1's Breakfast and Seven Sharp. In late 2010, he helped launch Television New Zealand's first interactive music television channel, TVNZ U.
In 2023, Matt has fronted TVNZ 1's Country House Hunters NZ and regularly appears on TVNZ 1's Breakfast.