Matthew Bevan’s first radio appearance was aged 14 when his father, 1233 ABC Newcastle presenter Paul Bevan, called him to report on a radioactive incident at his high school – which has caused no ill effects as far as anyone is aware. He has worked for ABC Radio in Newcastle and Sydney since 2008. Since early 2016 he has been newsreader, and reporter for Breakfast with Fran Kelly on RN (1512 AM), specialising in Asian and US Politics and technological disruption. In 2017 he is presenting Treasure Hunter on 1233 ABC Newcastle. He is also an opinion writer in society and politics, with articles published by the ABC and Sydney Morning Herald.