So three minutes on air but more than 2.5 hours work off screen? Hmm doubt that all he has to do is read an autocue. When daybreak 2012- was on air Matt Barbet would have a lot more than 3 minutes. He had guests live in studio and it was very good. Darren Lewis would appear regularly with Matt. Just seems like a wasted salary to me.
Unlikely that he'd be on a salary - more probable that he's on a day rate as with many people in that kind of profession. He's the Sports Editor, right? So I assume he'll be doing other things aside from presenting. They employ a fair amount of people behind the scenes in all kinds of roles and covering all sorts of things needed to get a programme like that on air, so I doubt he'll be rocking up at 6:25am, doing his bulletin, and then heading out of the building at 6:40am.