Matt Gutman - Updated Apr 2024

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Matt Gutman


Matt Gutman happens to be an American journalist, news reporter, and television host. Matt Gutman has gained fame for hosting the ABC Wildlife program at Sea Rescue. Likewise, the American journalist has also garnered a huge fan following on social media as well.

Early Life

Matt Gutman was born in the year 1977 and celebrates his birthday on the 5th of December every year. Likewise, as of now, the celebrity reporter is 46 years old. He was born in Westfield, New Jersey, USA. Moreover, Matt belongs to American nationality and was born under the star sign Sagittarius.

Moving on to the family background of the celebrity reporter, he was born to Paul J. Gutman and Sharon Gutman. Likewise, his father owned a business of his own. Talking of siblings, he has a sister named Rachel Gutman. As a child, he was very playful and curious by nature. In addition, he grew up with his sister in Westfield, New Jersey.


Reflecting upon the educational background of the celebrity reporter, he went on to attend a local high school. Likewise, after his high school graduation, he went on to attend Williams College and later graduated with his bachelor’s degree in the year 2000. After his graduation, he went on to practice journalism

Matt Gutman – Career and Professional Life

Matt began his work as a Jerusalem-based television journalist after graduating from high school. In late 2000, Gutman began working as a freelance reporter in Argentina. His first published article was for the now-defunct Buenos Aires Daily in English. From 2001 until 2005, he covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the Jerusalem Post, stationed in Israel. Before joining ABC News Radio in 2006, he had worked for USA Today.

Likewise, he spent nearly eight years in the Middle East, covering the most significant crises such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Syria, and Lebanon. In 2008, he relocated to Miami, Florida to work for ABC News, where he appeared on a variety of programs and platforms, including ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, Nightline, and the network’s magazine show 20/20. Over the last decade, he has reported from more than 40 nations for ABC News.


Caption: Matt Gutman during one of his reporting(Source: Instagram)

Further, He worked there for several years until joining ABC News as a reporter in 2008. He took over hosting duties for the ABC nature show Sea Rescue in 2014. Likewise, He also contributed to Nightline, Good Morning America, and several other ABC News shows. Similarly, He has been the host of the ABC wildlife program Sea Rescue since 2014. In November 2018, his book The Boys in the Cave, an account of the Tham Luang cave rescue, was released. It’s been dubbed in six other languages.

Matt Gutman – Net worth 2024

Being a news reporter and celebrity journalist, he certainly has earned a hefty deal of wealth throughout his career. As of now, he has a net worth of $1 million. In addition to his journalism career, he also earns via social media as well. However, he is not involved in any brand endorsements.

Matt Gutman – Controversies

Matt Gutman was suspended by ABC News in January 2020 after mistakenly reporting that all four of Kobe Bryant’s children died in the 2020 Calabasas helicopter crash when only Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi” was on board the helicopter and died in the incident. Gutman, however, was briefly suspended again in February 2021 after reportedly breaking COVID-19 corporate policy while visiting a Los Angeles hospital during the epidemic.

Matt Gutman – Relationship status

An American journalist is a married man. Likewise, Matt Gutman is married to his girlfriend Daphna Gutmann. Likewise, the pair married each other on 18th May 2007. Similarly, they have three daughters named Natalia, Bianka. and Capri. The couple lives with their children in Miami, Florida.


Caption: Matt Gutman with his wife(source: Instagram)

Body measurements

Talking of his body measurements, he stands tall at 5 feet 6 inches and weighs over 60 kg. In addition, he has brown eyes and black hair.


Caption: Matt Gutman with his daughter(source: ;Instagram)

 Social Media

The American reporter is active on social media and has an active fan following. Likewise, as of now, he has over 110k followers on his Instagram and over 58k followers on his Twitter account.