Matt Cooke is Head of Partnerships & Training at the Google News Lab, a team dedicated to working with publishers to provide training, discuss innovative partnerships and experiments. Matt has been at Google for 5 years, and recently led Google's UK election and EU referendum projects - he also launched Europe’s first News Lab Fellowship scheme. Before that he was a television reporter and producer at BBC News for 8 years.
Whilst at BBC News, Matt reported on a range of stories including London's preparations for the Olympics, the Royal wedding and multiple elections. He started his career as a student journalist for The Guardian.