A sharp, engaging and intelligent speaker, the naturally entertaining and inquisitive Cooper has a proven track record for holding an audience’s attention and for offering insights into topics which you might not hear elsewhere.
Whether the theme is business, politics, the economy, Brexit or, his other great passion, sport (GAA and rugby), he is able to make any topic more accessible and understandible to all audiences.
He 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 and also writes on business, economics and politics for The Sunday Business Post. He was twice National Journalist of the Year and twice Business Journalist of the Year.
Today, Matt Cooper 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. He is also an experienced television presenter. He currently presents the current affairs show The Tonight Show with Ivan Yates that airs four times weekly on TV3 at 11pm. In sports, he hosted TV3’s Rugby World Cup coverage in 2007 and 2015 and will be hosting the station’s Six Nations Coverage from 2018 when it takes over as host broadcaster for the Irish market. He was previously anchor for the six years that TV3 broadcast championship GAA games from 2008 to 2013.
He is the author of four critically acclaimed and commercially successful books: 'The Maximalist', his biography of the iconic Irish sporting, business and media figure Tony O’Reilly, was published in 2015; 'Who Really Runs Ireland' was published in 2009; 'How Ireland Really Went Bust' was published in 2011. Most recently, Matt has published "Michael O’Leary: Turbulent Times for the Man Who Made Ryanair".+