Today Tonight host Matt White leaves ‘to play somewhere else’

The host of one of Australia’s most popular public affairs shows, Today Tonight, has resigned.

Matt White is to leave after four years fronting the program, saying in a statement from Seven: “It’s time to play somewhere else – so watch this space.”

White spent much of his career at rival Network Ten on Sports Night. He joined Today Tonight in September 2008.

A statement from Today Tonight broadcaster Seven reads:

After four years in the chair of Australia’s number one nightly public affairs programme, Matt White has decided to leave Today Tonight.

“It’s time for me to take on other challenges at Seven and continue pursuing my number one love – live television,” Matt said.

“I’ve always prided myself on being versatile, and hosting Today Tonight allowed me to see a different side of television under the spotlight of 6.30. It’s been a lot of fun, a lot of hard work and I have worked with a terrific and dedicated team. Bring on the V8 Supercars this weekend, and then a holiday. Then, it’s time to play somewhere else – so watch this space.”

Commenting, Peter Meakin said: “Matt has done a wonderful job on Today Tonight. He is a charming and unflappable host and one of the best live performers in the country, as he proved with Chris Bath in our coverage of the royal wedding. He is equally at home in sport, news or public affairs and he’s as decent a bloke as he is versatile.”

Tim Worner, CEO of the Seven Network, said: “Matt has done an outstanding job as host of Today Tonight. I want to thank him for his unstinting dedication to the cause and the passion that he puts into everything he does for Seven.”

Seven did not say who would replace White as a host for the show.


  1. debra lee
    30 Nov 12
    7:52 pm

  2. I hope Matt white is leaving TT on his own accord .. He is such alovely bloke and I wish him well in all that he does …

    I will miss seeing himat 6.30 week nights ..

    I wish you well Matt …

    Kind regards

  3. Steve
    30 Nov 12
    8:30 pm

  4. Great career move. Never could work out why he did Today Tonight.

  5. Too late
    30 Nov 12
    11:14 pm

  6. Sorry Matt, u should’ve done this ages ago. I agree you seem nice and im
    Sure youll have a top career but you fronted too many stories that took advantage of the weak and I know many that won’t forget that. It’s more important than a pay packet.

  7. Elbogrease
    1 Dec 12
    8:24 am

  8. Meh

  9. faye
    1 Dec 12
    6:39 pm

  10. Sorry to see you go Matt you did a great job how about helping the morning show out and take larrys place .

  11. Bob
    1 Dec 12
    9:41 pm

  12. He was the only reason i would ever watch Today Tonight.. Thought he was a huge improvement over the past brunette and blonde glamourpusses.

    I can’t watch Anna Coren on CNN Intl without grimacing

  13. franz chong
    2 Dec 12
    4:26 pm

  14. We didn’t see him on the Adelaide Editions so no loss there.I wonder what will fill the place next year.In an Ideal World 6:30pm Family Guy,How I Met Your Mother or American Dad In Reality Most likely an extended news bulletin like the 4:30pm moves there and the 6pm stays as it is and 4 to 5pm goes back to being a full on Kids Hour of Shows.

  15. helen dalmain
    2 Dec 12
    9:55 pm

  16. very sorry to see you go i just hope you didnt get a shove from management like mike munro did , i wish you all the best for your future .kind regards helen

  17. Ashley
    3 Dec 12
    2:26 pm

  18. I thought Helen Kapalos had already been appointed to Today Tonight!

  19. C2DE
    3 Dec 12
    3:31 pm

  20. My fave show. I’m gutted he’s going. He was brill. Everyone west of parramatta will be in shock.