White, who spent 11 years with TEN prior to joining Seven, is set to join the network’s V8 Supercars coverage, which begins in 2015.
The deal was secured by TEN Chief Executive Officer Hamish McLennan.
“Matt is one of the great all-rounders in Australian television. He is polished, classy, articulate and the ultimate professional in a wide range of roles – from news and public affairs to sport and special events. I am delighted that he has decided to join us,” McLennan said.
“Matt will add his special touch to our coverage of the V8 Supercars and motor sport in general. We are also developing another show to take advantage of his considerable talents and will announce the details closer to his start date.”
Seven’s Director of News told staff White had distinguished himself at Seven.
“I am sure you will all join with me in thanking Matt for his professionalism and dedication over the years, and wishing him and his family the very best for the future,” he said.
White said, “I’m very lucky to have worked alongside some of the best in the business over the last decade at Seven – from News to Sport and beyond, it’s been a lot of fun.
“I would like to thank the entire team at Seven – both on camera and behind the scenes – for allowing me to be a part of such tremendous success.
“It’s time to pursue other challenges – but I will always treasure the friendships I have made over the last 10 years at Seven.”
While TEN confirms White’s inclusion in its motorsports coverage, it will be interesting to see if his former news boss Peter Meakin also makes use of his skills on Wake Up and The Project.
He begins at TEN in July.