Matthew Syed Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, BBC

Matthew Syed is a British former table tennis player, author, journalist, and broadcaster. Syed competed as an English table tennis international and was the English number one for many years.

He was three times the men’s singles champion at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships and also competed for Great Britain in two Olympic Games, at Barcelona in 1992 and at Sydney in 2000. Matthew also embarked on a journalism career, having worked for The Times newspaper since 1999.

Matthew Syed Age

Matthew Syed was born in Reading, United Kingdom. on November 2, 1970. He is 51 years old.

Matthew Syed Height

Syed is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 8 inches (Approx. 1.72 m).

Matthew Syed Education

He attended and graduated from the Maiden Erlegh School in Earley near Reading. Later, Matthew joined Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated with first-class honors in PPE in 1995.

Matthew Syed Family

Mathew was born and raised by his father Abbas Syed, and his mother in Reading, Berkshire. His father was a Pakistani immigrant to Britain who converted from Shia Islam to Christianity, and his caring mother is Welsh. Syed holds both British and English nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. He has not shared much information about his family.

Matthew Syed Wife

He is happily married to his beautiful wife called Kathy Weeks. The duo has two children, a boy, and a girl. In the 2019 Conservative Party leadership election, Syed endorsed Jeremy Hunt. The adorable family lives in England.

Matthew Syed Salary

Matthew’s annual salary is $950,684 per year. This is according to BBC Sports anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.

Matthew Syed Net Worth

Syed has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Matthew Syed Career

In 2021,  He started presenting a new program on BBC Radio 4, Sideways, about “the ideas that shape our lives”. Syed hosts a BBC Radio 5 Live podcast called Flintoff, Savage & The Ping Pong Guy. Alongside him on the podcast are ex-England cricketer Andrew Flintoff and former Blackburn Rovers captain Robbie Savage.

Current sporting topics are discussed on the podcast. He has served at the BBC and Eurosport as a commentator and journalist for The Times since 1999. Matthew is a regular pundit on radio and television, commentating on cultural, sporting, and political issues. His film China and Table Tennis, made for the BBC, won a bronze medal at the Olympic Golden Rings ceremony in Lausanne 2008.

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