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Introducing Richard Wilkins

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The name will be familiar to anyone who has lived in Australia, switched on a TV, picked up a magazine or listened to the radio. New Zealand born Richard Wilkins recently celebrated 20 years at the forefront of Australasian television, a milestone in anyone’s language.  Richard moved across the Tasman in 1980 and got his break as the host of MTV Australia. A six-year run that established him as one of the country’s hottest properties.

Over the past two decades Richard has interviewed practically every major star in the world of film and music including Billy Connolly, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Robbie Williams, Olivia Newton-John, Britney Spears, Barbara Streisand, Barry Humphries / Dame Edna and countless others. Alongside this, Richard has hosted a myriad of top rating TV specials from the eight-hour Millennium Live, the Annual Tropfest Short Film Special and for ten years, the New Year’s Eve Festivities and Fireworks over Sydney Harbour.  

Richard has also established himself as the MC of choice, hosting everything from the Australian Record Industry Awards, Australian Fashion Awards, Miss Australia Awards, the Annual Oscars telecast and a plethora of corporate events for A-list clients including Qantas and American Express.

Currently Network Nine’s Entertainment Editor, filing daily reports for the national Today Show, regular stories for prime time A Current Affair, network News and a multitude of other outlets. Richard Wilkins’ experience and depth of talent and ability speaks for itself, he is without doubt Australia's most respected and credible television host, compere, journalist and MC both here and overseas.

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Achievements & Milestones

Member of the Order of Australia (AM) (2014)
Master of Ceremonies at the G’Day LA
Variety Club’s “Heart of Variety“ Award in 2000 for his outstanding humanitarian efforts
Vince Fontaine in “Grease: the Arena Spectacular”
Released his autobiography ‘Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms (2011)

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