I'm Matt Barbet, and I present the News Hour on Daybreak every weekday from 6am.
Occasionally I can be spotted manning ITV News at the weekend too. I've been a journalist since the late 90s and have worked for the BBC, Sky News and Five News previously.
I’m best known for: See above!
The proudest moment of my career is: While I was embedded with British Forces in Afghanistan, I went on a call with the medical emergency response team, who pick up injured personnel in their specially set up helicopter. They're amazing. We filmed them pick up a soldier caught in an explosion, followed him back to hospital at Camp Bastion and then continued to keep in touch with him, on and off-screen, for weeks, months and years afterwards. We saw him with the child born while he was away on tour and after making the decision to have a leg amputated.
I'm really proud of helping tell his story and also for keeping in touch with Captain Harris to this day.
The first thing I do in the morning is: Hit snooze
My favourite breakfast is: A muffin grabbed at about 5am
The most famous person in my phonebook is: Sara Cox
The actor who would play me in a film about Daybreak is: Han Solo-era Harrison Ford, I hope
My favourite memory from working on Daybreak is: Making Ranvir laugh, usually by annoying Laura Tobin with inane weather questions
If I wasn’t presenting Daybreak, I’d be: Enjoying a lie-in
You’d be surprised to learn that: I'm an avid cyclist and like nothing more than riding up an Alp before whizzing down, which sounds like purgatory to most sane people
The one thing I couldn’t live without is: Good espresso, whether on the saddle or the sofa