Wilkins is one of Australia's most popular and charismatic
brilliant presenter, and public speaker, Richard has
a diverse range of skills which span well beyond his
role at Network Nine's 'Today' show.
Wilkins bio (credit: Channel Nine 'Today')
is Today's entertainment reporter. Each morning he
presents features and interviews from right across
the world of showbiz. Hes interviewed the cream
of the international entertainment industry - from
Madonna to The Rolling Stones, and from Andrea Bocelli
to Nigel Kennedy.
Richard came to Nine to present MTV, which set a new
benchmark for music television in Australia.
he steered MTV through its six year run and made guest
appearances on MTV U.S. and MTV Europe, his career
expanded in other directions with magazine columns,
syndicated radio shows, TV specials and exclusive
interviews with the biggest names in the world.
his media career , Richard was a teachers college
gradute in New Zealand, majoring in English and Music,
and it was the music side that took over.
an early age a promising career as a classical violinist
was dashed when his trained ear first heard the strains
of the Beatles Love Me Do. Richard Wilkins (or
Richard Wilde, as he was then known) became one of
New Zealands top pop stars and Polygram signed
him to a world-wide deal.
1980, he brought his band Wilde And Reckless to Australia
and released some singles and a six track EP and toured
with Grace Jones.
left the music stage to work behind the scenes as
Promotions and Marketing Manager for Sydney radio
stations 2-DayFM and 2UW, and then he moved to television
its not all work for Richard. Hes a tireless
supporter of numerous charities including the Starlight
Foundation and Spastic Centres . He was awarded the
Variety Clubs Ricky May Heart of Variety Award
for his continuing support of humanitarian causes.
He's also a keen environmentalist and a proud father.
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