Matthew Garrahan

Global Media Editor

Financial Times

3-4 PM January 10

Monte Carlo, Park Theater

Matthew Garrahan is the Financial Times (FT) global media editor, overseeing coverage of the media, marketing and entertainment industries.

He recently returned to London after 11 years in the U.S., working first as a Los Angeles correspondent before moving to New York to cover media in 2014. He has a track record breaking news and landed big scoops on Donald Trump's ties with Rupert Murdoch, including the revelation that Ivanka Trump was a trustee of Murdoch's young children, and his exclusive story on Apple’s $3bn purchase of Dr Dre’s Beats was widely followed around the world.

He has written extensively on the disruptive impact of technology on the media, covering the rise of Netflix and Spotify, as well as the emergence of Google and Facebook as digital advertising powerhouses. He reported on three U.S. elections and dug deep into the demographic changes that are reshaping the U.S. electoral map. He regularly writes for the Weekend FT and has written Lunch with the FT interviews with, among others, Angelina Jolie, Larry David and Sean Penn.

After joining the FT in 1998, he worked as a corporate reporter, then sports business correspondent, reporting from the Sydney Olympics and World Cup in Japan, before taking on the leisure beat covering gaming, hotels and travel.

He regularly appears on CNN, BBC and MSNBC and has been recognized for his work by the Society of Business Editors and Writers, winning the breaking news prize for his Apple-Beats scoop. He won two Los Angeles Press Club prizes for his reporting on Hollywood and was a Mirror Awards finalist for excellence in media coverage.

A graduate of the University of Warwick, where he studied English and American literature, he can be found on Twitter at @MattGarrahan.