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Matt Cooke (journalist)

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Name  Matt Cooke

Role  Journalist
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Born  28 August 1982London, United Kingdom
Occupation  Journalist, Presenter, Producer
Notable credits  BBC Three, BBC London, Midlands Today

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Matthew 'Matt' Cooke (born 28 August 1982 in Kingston-upon-Thames) is a British journalist who currently works for BBC News reporting at BBC London News and presenting 60 Seconds on BBC Three. He formerly presented at BBC Midlands Today, the regional bulletin for the West Midlands.


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Early life

Matt Cooke grew up in Guildford, Surrey.

Graduating from University in 2004, Cooke attended the London College of Printing to undertake a post-graduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism.

Broadcasting career

Cooke joined the BBC in 2005 as a Researcher at the Westminster studios, here he worked on the Local Elections programme and the BBC Parliament channel.

Later that year he joined BBC London News as a producer and eventually was deployed as a video journalist.

In March 2008, Cooke was chosen to present the relaunched BBC Three news bulletins. Matt continues to present '60 Seconds' as well as regularly presenting E24, the Entertainment bulletins on the BBC News Channel.

In late 2008, Cooke co-presented Your News with Konnie Huq for the BBC News Channel.

In January 2009, Matt Cooke was criticised in The Daily Telegraph for filming pedestrians falling over on icy stairs at Waterloo station for BBC London News. Later that same year he was again criticised in The Daily Telegraph for a report on Apple's iPhone for BBC Midlands Today.

In March 2009, Cooke relocated to the West Midlands to join BBC Midlands Today as a reporter and presenter. He now presents the Breakfast, 8pm and Late bulletins on BBC One. He still regularly presents 60 Seconds and also presented E24 in London. He has now returned to report at 'BBC London News.'


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