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From a very early age Robin Leach knew he wanted to be involved in the communications world. During high school at Harrow County Grammar 20 miles from London, he edited the class magazine at age 11 and the school magazine at 14! At age 15 he became a general news reporter for The Harrow Observer and started a monthly glossy town magazine at age 17. He moved on to the prestigious Daily Mailas Britain's youngest page one reporter at age 18. In 1963, he immigrated to America and wrote for a number of publications (New York Daily News, People, Ladies Home Journal, etc.) before launching GO Magazine and then was show business editor of The Star and Rupert Murdoch's worldwide publications for 10 years.
Mr. Leach began his television career simultaneously on KABC-TV in Los Angeles and WABC-TV in New York. In 1980, he joined CNN's People Tonight and also helped launch Entertainment Tonight for which he was roving editor for its first three years. In 1983 he created Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous that ran 14 unprecedented years. He has produced and hosted over 300 hours of TV series and specials including the ABC-TV daytime series Fame Fortune & Romance, a new updated look at the world's wealthiest people and their platinum possessions Life of Luxury was broadcast on the ABC TV network winning top ratings for the night. His newest series is Fame Games for VH1 which got underway September 2006 at 9pm primetime Sundays. The ten 1-hour shows were filmed in Las Vegas.
Robin Leach hosted a nightly primetime call-in talk show in 1993 to launch the new Television Food Network, a 24-hour cable channel, for which he also acted as spokesman with cable affiliates until 1998. His weekend series for The Food Network Gourmet Getaways began in 1996 with him showcasing the world's greatest vacation resorts and their chefs and recipes. Episodes of the one-hour series were filmed in North Africa, Hawaii, Europe, and Asia. For the 4th consecutive year he hosted MTV's Worlds Most Expensive Video's Countdown special. He was celebrity judge on PBS's Masterchefs series and A&E's Top Ten Celebrity Chefs special. He appeared regularly on the syndicated Extra series. He developed a new live late night special Penthouse Vegas that he produced and hosted. He joined nine other Hollywood castaways to brave the wild outback of Australia on ABC's live primetime February 03 ratings period program I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here which broadcast over 15 consecutive nights with viewers voting live for their favorites.
Currently Mr. Leach is partnering in a new state of the art HD television studio production facility in Las Vegas where he makes numerous guest appearances on programs from the resort playground/gaming mecca. In addition his Total Vegas Television Company produces Vegas video vignettes and a daily LuxeLife Internet journal.
Robin Leach is also a hotel/restaurant/chef consultant and his best selling cookbook, Entertaining With The Rich And Famous in 1992, published by Viking in both hardback and soft cover was followed up by Healthy Lifestyles in October 95. He previously authored three books. He is a lifetime board member of the NY based City Meals on Wheels charitable home food delivery organization and included in his numerous charitable activities is his work with the Alzheimers charity Keep Memory Alive and the International Myeloma Foundation. He maintains a home in Las Vegas, but more often is traveling the world for his various projects.
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