Richard Stephen Wilkins, AM (born 19 June 1954), is a New Zealand-born Australian television presenter. He is currently Entertainment Editor for the Nine Network and Today.
Wilkins was born in New Zealand in 1954, where he graduated from teacher's college, studying English and Music. Using the name "Richard Wilde" he became an aspiring pop singer. PolyGram signed him to a worldwide deal, but he had little chart success.
In 1980 he brought his band Wilde And Reckless to Australia. He released some singles and a six track EP, and toured with Grace Jones. He left the music stage - and his eyepatch - to work behind the scenes as Promotions and Marketing Manager for Sydney radio stations 2Day FM and 2UW (now known as KIIS 106.5). He was part of the Australian Olympians' group which released the top 30 single, "You're Not Alone". He then moved into television...
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