Richard Wilkins Bio, Nine Network, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Net Worth


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Richard Wilkins

Biography of Richard Wilkins

Richard Stephen Wilkin is a renowned Australian radio and television presenter. He currently works as an entertainment editor for the Nine Network and a weekend announcer for smooth fm. Furthermore, he also works as a master of ceremonies. Stephen has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards for Best Special Song: for John Farnham and Michael Buble

Wilkins is a graduate of teachers’ college, where he majored in English and music. After college he decided to become a musician and thereafter signed a contract under the name Richard Wilde. In 1980 he went to Australia to continue his musical career and created his band Wilde And Reckless. With his band, he released a few singles and a six-track EP and toured with Grace Jones. Richard later resigned from the music industry and worked behind the scenes as a promotions and marketing manager for Sydney radio stations 2Day FM and 2UW.

In addition, he was on a team that released the top 30 single “You’re Not Alone” in the group of Australian Olympians. In addition to his career as a musician, Wilkin is also an actor, having played the role of Vince Fontaine in the mega-production “Grease: The Arena Spectacular”. In 1987, he became the original host of MTV Australia alongside Joy Smithers and Alison Drower.

Five years later, he began hosting a game show titled Keynotes, a summer replacement for Sale of the Century. After that, Wilkin also hosted the Australian version of Entertainment Tonight with Marie Patane. In addition, he hosted the New Year’s Eve fireworks broadcast in Sydney for over nine years. He later joined the Nine Network as an entertainment editor and host of the daily features. While there, Richard covered major highlights including the Academy Awards and Golden Globes red carpets, among other special events. In 2006 he reprized his role, gaining acclaim as Vince Fontaine in the mega-production “Grease: The Arena Spectacular”.

In addition, he also served as a presenter for the Australian part of the Live Earth show. There, he reported live on the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson on June 26, 2009. In 2011, he published his autobiography book called Black Ties, Red Carpets and Green Rooms, co-written with Carrie Hutchinson, who became a bestseller. Prior to that, Richard also hosted weekend mornings on Smooth FM 91.5 in Melbourne and Smooth FM 95.3 in Sydney.

Throughout his career, Wilkins has been honored with numerous awards, including becoming a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for “significant service to the community through a range of charities. In addition, he won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards for Best Special Music: for John Farnham and Michael Buble. More recently, he co-hosts Weekend Today after replacing David Campbell.

Richard Wilkins age

Ricardo is 68 years old in 2023. He was born in June 19, 1954 in Auckland, New Zealand. Furthermore, he celebrates his birthday on the 19th of June every year.

Richard Wilkins Height/Weight

Wilkin is at a height of 6 feet 2 inches high. Its weight is estimated at approx. 75kg.

Wife of Richard Wilkins

Wilkins has been married three times and is currently in a relationship with flight attendant Nicola Dale. He is the father of five children, Christian, Nick, Rebecca, Adam and Estella. Christian works as a model and is the son of Michelle Burke and Richard. Furthermore, her son named Adam is diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Ricardo Wilkins family

Richard is very private about his personal life hence he has not revealed any details about his parents or siblings. Therefore, it is unknown whether he had siblings and what his parents’ occupation is. We will inform you when details are available.

Richard Wilkins Net Worth

Wilkin has an estimated net worth of $7 million dollars. Your career is the main source of your income.