Matt Tinney became the presenter of Nine’s Afternoon News in Perth and Western Australia in 2012.
Tinney began his reporting career at WIN Television’s national headquarters in Wollongong in 2005.
He joined WIN News after completing a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Italian) at the University of Melbourne, including an internship with the Victorian Parliament.
While studying, Melbourne-born Tinney worked in community television and radio at Channel 31 and SYN FM.
In 2005, Tinney joined WIN Television in Wollongong as a political reporter. He also presented news updates and bulletins for WIN News WA, Illawarra (NSW), Central West (NSW) and Riverina/MIA (NSW).
Tinney joined the Nine News Perth team in 2008 as a reporter and weekend news presenter.
In 2009, Matt was awarded the Tourism Award at the Western Australian Journalists Association Awards.
In 2011, Tinney was appointed WIN News Western Australia weeknight presenter.
In 2012, Tinney received the opportunity to present Nine’s Afternoon News weekdays at 4.30pm.