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. Leach moved on to the prestigious Daily Mail as 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.
Robin 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, Mr. Leach created Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, which ran 14 unprecedented years. Mr. Leach 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 latest series was Fame Games for VH1, which got underway
September, 2006, at 9pm primetime Sundays. The ten, 1-hour shows were filmed in Las Vegas.
He hosted a nightly primetime call-in talk show in 1993, to launch the 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 Mr. Leach 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 World’s Most Expensive Video’s Countdown special. He was celebrity judge on PBS’s Master Chefs series and A&E’s Top Ten Celebrity Chefs special. Robin appeared regularly on the syndicated Extra series. He developed a new, live, late night special, Penthouse Vegas, which he produced and hosted. He joined nine other Hollywood castaways to brave the wild outback of Australia, on ABC’s live primetime February 2003, 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.
Mr. 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 of 1995. He previously authored three books and is a lifetime board member of the NY based, City Meals on Wheels, a charitable home food delivery organization. Included in his numerous charitable activities is his work with the Alzheimer’s charity, Keep Memory Alive and the International Myeloma Foundation. Mr. Leach maintains a home in Las Vegas, but more often is traveling the world for his various projects.