Richard Reid (entertainment reporter)

Last updated

Richard Reid
Richard Reid (20352186788).jpg
Born (1964-12-06) December 6, 1964 (age 56)
Years active1999—present
Known for
Style Entertainment reporter

Richard Reid (born December 6, 1968) is an Australian-based American entertainment reporter. [1] He is known for his daily Hollywood gossip segment on the Nine Network's breakfast program Today from 2008 until 2015. [1] During this time, he was also the resident style expert on Nine's makeover show, Domestic Blitz and appeared on other Nine programs such as 20 to One . [2] [3]

More recently, he has been a regular contributor to Network Ten's morning program, Studio 10 . [4]

In 2015, Reid appeared on the fourth season of Nine's reality show, The Celebrity Apprentice Australia . [5]

In 2019, Reid appeared on the fifth season of Network Ten reality show, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! . [6]


Hired as an entertainment reporter for Northwest Cable News in Seattle Washington, Richard caused a stir in 1999 when he became the first openly gay on-air personality in the region. He quickly became known for his hilarious celebrity interviews, insider gossip and his ‘Richard’s Reels’ movie reviews. [7]

In 2004, Richard moved to Hollywood and established a name for himself as a producer, creating daily stories for Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and the E! Network. While working on the Paramount Pictures lot, Richard began doing the occasional gossip cross for the Australian TODAY Show which immediately caught on with viewers. Soon that once-a-week segment became a permanent fixture culminating with four live crosses to Hollywood each and every day. He remained with the show for 8 years. [8]

In 2008, Richard joined forces with Scott Cam and Shelley Craft as a team member on the popular Sunday night reality series Domestic Blitz. The show ran for four series. [9]

Having parted ways with TODAY, he would work again with Nine Network in 2015 as a cast member on the fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia. [10] While he appeared on every episode, he was fired in a double elimination on the second to the last episode.

In 2019, Richard was lured back into the reality show genre, flying to South Africa to join series five of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! The Network Ten series proved to be a major hit with viewers who in turn crowned Richard “King of the Jungle,” winning the entire series. [11]

In July 2019, Reid made his Australian stage debut in Bonnie Lythgoe’s spectacular 3D musical production of Jack and Beanstalk and Sydney's historic State Theatre. [12]

Dividing his time between Los Angeles and Sydney, REID appears as a contributing panelist on Network Ten’s morning show Studio Ten. [13]

Related Research Articles

<i>Australian Survivor</i> Television series based on the reality show Survivor

Australian Survivor is an Australian reality game show based on the international Survivor format. Following the premise of other versions of the Survivor format, the show features a group of contestants, referred to as "castaways" as they are marooned in an isolated location. The castaways must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in various challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted off the island by their fellow castaways. The final castaway remaining is awarded the title of "Sole Survivor" and the grand prize of A$500,000.

Sophie Monk Australian TV presenter

Sophie Charlene Akland Monk is an Australian singer, actress, model, and media personality. She was a member of the girl group Bardot, winners of the first season of Popstars Australia in 2000, and later released a solo album called Calendar Girl (2003). She has appeared in films, including Date Movie (2006), Click (2006), Sex and Death 101 (2007), The Hills Run Red (2009), and Spring Breakdown (2009). Monk was the winner of the fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia in 2015, and in 2016, she was a judge on Australia's Got Talent. In 2017, she starred on the third season of The Bachelorette Australia, and the following year, she became the host of Love Island Australia. In 2021, Monk hosted Beauty and the Geek Australia.

Scott Cam

Scott Caminetti is a Gold Logie award-winning Australian television presenter, appearing on several lifestyle programmes on the Nine Network. He is best known as the host of the hit reality TV renovation show The Block.

Today is an Australian breakfast television program, currently hosted by Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon. It has been broadcast live on the Nine Network since 1982. The show airs after Nine News: Early Edition and runs from 5:30 am to 9:00 am before Today Extra. The show is broadcast from the Nine Network studios in North Sydney, a suburb located on the North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales.

<i>The Block</i> (Australian TV series)

The Block is an Australian reality television series broadcast on the Nine Network. The series follows four or five couples as they compete against each other to renovate and style houses/apartments and sell them at auction for the highest price.

Sonia Kruger Australian television presenter and media personality

Sonia Melissa Kruger is an Australian television presenter and media personality, who has been a prominent figure in the media for over 20 years. Kruger is currently the host of Big Brother Australia and presenter on The Voice Australia.

Simon Lythgoe is a British television producer. Shows he has produced include American Idol, Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings, and So You Think You Can Dance. He was born in Britain and educated at Felsted School, St. Alban's College and National Film School in Beaconsfield, England. He is the son of theatre director Bonnie Lythgoe and television executive Nigel Lythgoe.

Kat Stewart Australian actress

Katherine Louise Stewart, known professionally as Kat Stewart, is an AACTA and Logie Award-winning Australian actress who has made numerous appearances in television series, movies and on-stage.

<i>MasterChef Australia</i>

MasterChef Australia is an Australian competitive cooking game show based on the original British MasterChef. It is produced by Shine Australia and screens on Network 10. Restaurateur and chef Gary Mehigan, chef George Calombaris and food critic Matt Preston served as the show's main judges until 2019, when they were replaced by Series 4 winner and chef Andy Allen, food critic Melissa Leong, and restaurateur and chef Jock Zonfrillo.

Anne Solway Hegerty is an English quizzer and television personality. Since 2010 she has been a "chaser" on the ITV game show The Chase. She was a contestant on the 2018 ITV reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.

<i>The Voice</i> (Australian TV series) Australian TV series

The Voice is an Australian singing competition television series. It premiered on Nine Network during the fall television cycle on 14 April 2012. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, and part of The Voice franchise, it has aired nine seasons and aims to find currently unsigned singing talent contested by aspiring singers, drawn from public auditions. The winners receive a recording contract with Universal Music Australia or EMI Music Australia, as well as A$100,000 and other prizes. Winners of the nine seasons have been: Karise Eden, Harrison Craig, Anja Nissen, Ellie Drennan, Alfie Arcuri, Judah Kelly, Sam Perry, Diana Rouvas and Chris Sebastian.

The Celebrity Apprentice Australia is an Australian reality television series which aired on the Nine Network. It was based on NBC: The Apprentice. It first aired on 24 October 2011 and originally featured Mark Bouris, the founder and chairman of Wizard Home Loans and Yellow Brick Road, as the chief executive officer (CEO).

Charlotte Crosby English television personality

Charlotte-Letitia Crosby is an English television personality, known for appearing in the MTV reality series Geordie Shore and winning the twelfth series of Celebrity Big Brother. In 2017, she began presenting Just Tattoo of Us, and in 2018, Crosby began starring in her own reality series, The Charlotte Show.

<i>Im a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!</i> (Australian TV series) Australian reality television series

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is an Australian reality television series on Network 10 which is based on the British television show of the same name. The series aired mainly on Network 10 and 10 HD. The series sees celebrities living in the jungle with few creature comforts, and competing in various challenges to earn meals and other luxuries. The celebrities compete for $100,000 to be donated to their chosen charity. The series is set in Kruger National Park, South Africa, and is hosted by Julia Morris and Chris Brown.

Lego Masters is an Australian reality television show based on the British series of the same name in which teams compete to build the best Lego project. It is hosted by Hamish Blake and judged by Lego designer Ryan "The Brickman" McNaught. The series premiered on 28 April 2019 on Nine Network.

Craig Bennett Australian sodomite(born 1962)

Craig Bennett is an Australian journalist, author, MC, radio commentator and television presenter, best known for his work as an entertainment reporter.

Kris Smith is an English Australian model, television presenter and former professional rugby league footballer.

<i>The Masked Singer</i> (Australian TV series)

The Masked Singer Australia is an Australian reality television singing competition show hosted by Osher Günsberg and based on the international music game show franchise Masked Singer which originated from the South Korean television program King of Mask Singer. The show is filmed at Fox Studios Australia.


  1. 1 2 Knox, David (23 November 2017) Richard Reid: 'Take my throne!', TV Tonight . Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  2. Noonan, Jennie (13 January 2019) I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here 2019: Who is Richard Reid?, Who . Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  3. Knox, David (11 January 2015) Richard Reid exits Today, TV Tonight. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. Houston, Melinda (13 January 2019) Why Hollywood gossip guru Richard Reid can't wait to be I'm A Celebrity, The Sydney Morning Herald . Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  5. Vlach, Anna (3 October 2015) Celebrity Apprentice contestant Richard Reid apologised to Mel Greig over thoughtless tweet, . Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  6. Ojomu, Nola (13 January 2019) Jacqui Lambie, Dermott Brereton and Richard Reid confirmed for I'm A Celeb, Yahoo! Lifestyle . Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  7. Ryan, Adrian. "The Queen of Cable". The Stranger. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  8. "Gossip guru Richard Reid quits Today show, promising new surprises". NewsComAu. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  9. "Domestic Blitz back before the cam". TV Tonight. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  10. " | Subscribe to the Herald Sun for exclusive stories". Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  11. "'I am so amazed and bewildered that I've actually won'". NewsComAu. 17 February 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  12. BWW News Desk. "Richard Reid Joins the Cast of Bonnie Lythgoe's JACK & THE BEANSTALK". Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  13. "Richard Reid joins Studio 10". TV Tonight. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2020.