Richard is Nine Network's Entertainment Editor and presents daily features and interviews from across the world of showbiz on the network's Today show. Richard came to Channel Nine to present MTV which set a new benchmark for music television in Australia. His career expanded from there to magazine columns, syndicated radio shows, TV specials and exclusive interviews with the biggest names in the entertainment world. Before his media career Richard was a teachers' college graduate in New Zealand, majoring in English and music, but a promising career as a classicial violinest was dashed when his trained ear first heard the strains of the Beatles singing 'Love me do'. Richard Wilde (as he was then) became one of New Zealand's top pop stars. Richard is a tireless supporter of numberous charities, including the Starlight Foundation and Spastic Centres and is a past recipient of the Variety Club's Ricky May Heart of Variety Award for his continuing support of humanitarian causes. He is a keen environmentalist and a proud father of five children.