Matan was born in 1985 in Tel Aviv. A pianist as a child, he graduated with honors from the Thelma Yellin School of the Arts. During his army service Matan was a reporter for Galatz, the IDF radio station, where he covered stories related to finance, economic legislation, real estate, and more. He continued to work for Galatz for four years after completing his service, and then made the transition to television, where he became chief economic commentator for Israel's Channel 10, the second largest TV station in the country. All of this has given him a fourteen year perspective analyzing Israel's economy on a daily basis across different media platforms. Along with news reports, Matan also created a series of documentaries focusing on the challenges of young adults in Israel. Topics covered ranged from the cost of living, real-estate market, natural gas explorations, high security budget, increasing emigration of young adults from the country, etc. He is also the developer and anchor of Analyst, a 10-minute-segment that is aired twice a week as part of the central news program and deals with the cost of living of the middle class. Matan is also an experienced lecturer, and speaks regularly in Israel and abroad before international organizations such as JFNA, Keren Hayesod, JDC, WZO, as well as here and overseas. Matan is single, a member of the gay community in Israel, and a graduate of Tel Aviv University law school.