Football broadcaster and journalist. Worked for the BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4 and newspapers including The Guardian and The Times and Sunday Times. Matthew is the youngest ever host of a networked a World Cup. He launched ITV’s Champions League coverage, covered three Olympics, and anchored Formula One for Sky.
He became the youngest sports editor in the country – on the Walthamstow Guardian – and then joined the BBC, as a reporter on Radio Solent, before becoming a part of the production team on Match of the Day, Sportsnight, and, eventually Breakfast Time.
The only presenter to have been asked back to Sky (twice in fact) he returned to launch their Formula One coverage, host Goals on Sunday and the Sky Sports News Breakfast Show. He went on to create Off The Bar, the first ad-funded show on Sky Sports, host the Olympics for LOCOG and is now the face of the Times and Sunday Times online Premier League service.
Matthew is producing BO66Y, a film which marks the 50th anniversary of England’s victory in the 1966 World Cup, and uncovers the truth behind the man who led them to it: Sir Bobby Moore. BO66Y will feature exclusive interviews with Wayne Rooney, Roy Hodgson, Sir Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters, Paul Gascoigne, Frank Lampard Junior and Senior, Harry Redknapp, George Cohen, Gordon Banks, Norman Hunter and Russell Brand. Matthew is also the producer of documentary film Bo66y .
The son of the late football journalist Peter Lorenzo, Matt hosts events for UEFA, Soccerex, the LMA, PFA and the Economist and spends his spare time waiting for West Ham to win the Premier League.
RT: This is v late but only just saw bo66y Moore DVD. Gripping & moving. 50s/60s archive quality astounding. Classy production @lorenzomatthew
RT: “Yes, but apart from creating a miraculous team and winning the Premier League, what has this Roman ever done for us?” - Leicester #Ranieri