Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards has been covering weird and wonderful news stories for fifteen years as the BBC's North East Wales reporter. Despite the tough conditions in which he sometimes works he's known for his quirky style, sense of humour and the twinkle in his eye. His work on Wales Today has taken him from floods, to fuel protests and film premieres, interviewing the likes of Doctor Who Matt Smith, David Attenborough and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Matthew has reported from the Cannes Film Festival and backstage from Radio 1's Big Weekend pop concert in Bangor. He is Wales Today's daredevil having flown a Hawk jet, aerobatic stunt plane and plummeted from great heights on theme park rides. He also had the worst night's sleep of his life aboard a warship off the coast of North Wales. Matthew has presented a number of programmes for BBC Radio Wales including The View From Here and Something Else as well as an episode of BBC Wales' current affairs television programme Week in Week Out about Wrexham Football Club. He is a regular stage performer at Grove Park Theatre in Wrexham where he's played King Rat in pantomime and died at the hands of Dracula.