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Matt Cooper


Broadcaster, newspaper columnist and best-selling author, Matt Cooper is a regular Host and Chairman at business conferences and events and ensures your occasion is enriched with a professional, well prepared, no nonsense approach.

Matt presents and edits the daily news, current affairs and sports programme The Last Word on Today FM from Monday to Friday, 4.30pm to 7pm and has been contracted by TV3 to host this year’s coverage of the Rugby World Cup. He hosted the station’s 2007 coverage of the tournament, the last time it was on TV3. He was previously anchor for the six years that TV3 broadcast championship GAA games.

Matt narrates on the soon-to-be-released British made documentary “Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang’ about a controversial international basketball game staged in the “hermit kingdom” in January 2014 and which was attended by Kim Jong Un. Matt travelled to North Korea as part of Rodman’s group for the filming of the documentary and had a ringside seat to the proceedings, making him the first Irish journalist to ever have such extraordinary access.

Matt is presently writing his third book. His biography of the iconic Irish sporting, business and media figure Tony O’Reilly will be published by Gill & MacMillan in October 2015. His first book “Who Really Runs Ireland” was published in 2009 and was a number one bestseller. His second book “How Ireland Really Went Bust” was published in 2011 and was the overall third highest selling Irish non-fiction book that year.

Matt is a former editor of The Sunday Tribune, having been appointed at the age of 30 in 1996. He left for a career in radio in 2003 but continues to write a leader page column for the Irish Daily Mail each Wednesday. He was twice national journalist of the year and twice business journalist of the year.

Matt is a partner in the television company Playmaker-media, which devised and made the rugby series Area 22, and which made the acclaimed Olympics documentary “No Earthly King” in 2012. He also made current affairs documentaries for RTE and TV3, most recently “Ireland’s Housing Market – What’s Next?” which was broadcast on TV3 to rave reviews in November 2014.

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