Matt made the rounds at several stations in the Northeast but it was as a host of several MTV shows where he gained a national presence. 120 Minutes, VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, HDnet’s Soundoff With Matt Pinfield and MTV Live are just a few of the shows he has to his credit. Matt’s wealth of musical knowledge didn’t go unnoticed- MTV’s popular daily countdown show Total Request Live (TRL) featured a segment entitled Stump Matt in which Matt faced obscure music questions from audience members, almost always proving his knowledge with great accuracy. Matt’s diverse musical taste and uncanny knowledge eventually helped him acquire the title Director of Music Programming for MTV.
Matt is continually sought out by musicians because of his wealth of musical knowledge and comfortable and entertaining interview style. In 2005, the Rolling Stones were interviewed together for the first time in 35 years, and they chose Matt Pinfield to ask the tough questions. He hosts world premieres for the industry’s top rock acts like Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, U2 and Coldplay, just to name a few.