Matte Babel, born Matthew Babel, is a Canadian TV Presenter and Reporter of Afro-Canadian ancestry. He is in a relationship with actress Shay Mitchell and is a popular name in the Canadian Entertainment industry.
Some Facts About Matte Babel
- Known as TV Host
- Birth – 13th October 1980
- Partner(s) – Shay Mitchell (2016 – present)
- Children – Atlas Noa (born 2019)
Childhood and Early Life
Matte Babel, then known as Matthew, was born and brought up in Toronto, Canada. He studied sociology and communications being his majors, while business and geography being his minors from Wilfred Laurier University. He also played football and basketball in Europe, representing his university before entering the Television industry.
His rise in the TV Industry and Career
Matte began his career by hosting a show, Much On Demand, on the channel Much Music in the mid-2000s. The show was a huge hit, and Matte became a famous star in Canada.
After his stint with Much Music came to an end, he joined CP24 News to host a live morning breakfast news show titled CP24 Breakfast.
He also hosted shows like FuseNews, Canada Sings and serves as a Correspondent for Entertainment Tonight Canada. He has also interviewed actors like Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Mark Wahlberg, and Gerard Butler.
Besides this, he is also a panelist for music conferences. He also works as a manager for artists and works for a celebrity management company DreawCrew as a brand executive.
He is also extremely popular on the social media site Instagram with over 140K followers on the platform.
Matte Babel is in a happy relationship with fellow Canadian actress Shay Mitchell. He has one child named Atlas (born in 2019) through his relationship with the actress. He is also best friends with rapper Drake and shared screen space with him on the TV Show Degrassi: The Next Generation.
As of 2021, Matte Babel has a net worth of $3. 45 million, with him earning $500k every year through his work as a host and Correspondent. With additional contracts from DrewCrew and celebrity management agencies, Babel is one of the highest-paid Canadian Television stars in the World with a good amount of money.