Richard Wilkins Bio, Wiki
Richard Wilkins AM is an Australian television and radio presenter best knowns as the co-host of Weekend Today and weekend announcer on smooth, and master of ceremonies. He is the entertainment editor for the Nine Network.
Richard Wilkins Age
Wilkins is 68 years old as of 2022. He was born on 19 June 1954 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Richard Wilkins Height
Wilkins stands at a height of approximately 1.88 meters.
Richard Wilkins Family
Wilkins is a very private person when it comes to his personal details. Thus he has not disclosed any details on his family. We will be sure to update you once this information is available to us.
Richard Wilkins Wife
Wilkins is a very private person when it comes to his personal details. Thus details of his relationship status are not known to the public. We will be sure to update you once this information is available to us.
Richard Wilkins Children
Wilkins is a proud father of five children, named; Christian Wilkins, Estella Sophia Dinnigan Wilkins, Nicholas Wilkins, Adam Wilkins, and Rebecca Wilkins. However, he has not disclosed any information on who their mother is. We will be sure to update you once this information is available to us.
Richard Wilkins Education
Wilkins graduated from teachers’ college, majoring in English and music.
Richard Wilkins Music Career
He established himself as a want tobe pop artist under the alias “Richard Wilde.” He secured a global contract with PolyGram.
He visited Australia in 1980 with his band Wilde And Reckless. He went on tour with Grace Jones and put out a few songs and a six-track EP. He quit the music business to work behind the scenes for Sydney radio stations 2Day FM and 2UW as the promotions and marketing manager. He was a member of the Australian Olympic team that put out the top-thirty single “You’re Not Alone.”
He made a stage comeback in 2006 playing Vince Fontaine in the blockbuster show “Grease: the Arena Spectacular.”
Wilkins served as MTV Australia’s first host when it debuted on Nine in 1987, along with Joy Smithers and Alison Drower.
As a summers alternative for Sale of the Century in 1992, he hosted a game show called Keynotes. He and Marie Patane co-hosted the Australian edition of Entertainment Tonight in 1999. He presided over the broadcast of the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks for ten years in a row (with the exception of 1999-2000). Wilkins gave a presentation at the Live Earth concert’s Australian leg on July 7, 2007.
While serving as the entertainment editor for Nine’s Network, Wilkins regularly featured articles and conducted international interviewees in the entertainment industry. Additionally, he has presided over coverage of numerous other major events, including the ARIA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and the Academy Awards on the Nine Network.
On Wednesday and Thursday of 2019, Wilkins co-hosted Today Extra in place of David Campbell, who was Weekend Today’s host. As Weekend Today’s co-host in 2020, Wilkins took David Campbell’s place.
On June 26, 2009, Wilkins incorrectly reported the death of actor Jeff Goldblum on Today while covering the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson live. However, this was later shown to be a fake.
Richard Wilkins Publication
Together with Carrie Hutchinson, he co-wrote the best-selling autobiography Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms, which was published in September 2011.
Richard Wilkins smoothfm
Wilkins began broadcasting on smoothfm in May 2012. He hosts the weekend morning show on smoothfm 91.5 in Melbourne and smoothfm 95.3 in Sydney (10 am to 1 pm).
Richard Wilkins Salary
His annual salary is estimated to range between $ 100,000 – $ 500,000.
Richard Wilkins Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.