ROBIN LEACH at the Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show
A Special Appearance by robin Leach at the Las Vegas Chocolate Festival and Pastry Show
ROBIN LEACH BIOGRAPHY
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.
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 Robin created Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous, which ran 14 unprecedented years. 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 newest series is Fame Games for VH1 which gets 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 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 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 Worlds 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. Leach appeared regularly on the syndicated Extra series. He developed a new live late night special Penthouse Vegas which he produced and hosted. Robin 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 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.
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 Alzheimer’s charity Keep Memory Alive and the Int'l Myeloma Foundation. Leach maintains a home in Las Vegas, but more often is traveling the world for his various projects.
-Credits TV (Producer, Host. Writer)
Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous - 14 Years, (Emmy Nominated) Runaway With The Rich And Famous - 10 Years, ABCTV: Fame Fortune And Romance - 2 Years, Nitecap-1 year; USA Networks: Heroes America, Family Channel: Miracles & Wonders, TVFN: Talking Food, Gourmet Getaways, Syndication: Preview, Worlds Best (Emmy Nominated) - 6 Years, Home Videos Of The Stars - 2 Years, SPECIALS: Ivana Trump's Wonderful World Of Weddings, Supermodel Of The World, Madonna Exposed, Royal Family In Crisis, Price Of Fame
TV (Series Guest)
Roseanne, Boy Meets World, 30 Something, Perry Mason Case of The Lethal Lifestyle, The Guiding Light, The City, Dame Edna Special, Love Boat, Seven Days; Bid Bash for Shop NBC Network.
TV (Regular Appearances)
Spokesperson and Specials
Entertainment Tonight - 1980-1983, Host for ShopNBC/ ValueVision 2001The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Late Show With David Letterman, Politically Incorrect, Live With Regis And Kathy Lee, The Today Show, The Late Show with Conan O'Brien, Nightline, 20/20, The View, Oprah Winfrey, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, CNN Showbiz Today, Charles Grodin Show, Viva Variety, Later, The Phil Donahue Show, The Pat Bullard Show, CNN People Tonight - 1979-1983, Ricki Lake, Trial Watch, The Geraldo Show, The Howard Stern Show, The Sally Jessie Show, The Joan Rivers Show, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Gordon Elliott Show, Terry Bradshaw Show, Crossfire, B. Smith With Style, The Daily Show, VH1: Behind The Music Studio 54, Extra; E-Entertainment TV.
VH1 Fame Games; VH1 Backyard Bar BQ, MTV World's Most Expensive Videos-4 years, VH1 Big 80's Countdown, Arthritis Telethon, Talk Soup - E Entertainment Television, James Beard Awards-TVFN, Macy's 4th Of July Celebration - WPIX, Syndicated: The US Air Show-6 years, Sale Of The Century, CNNfn.
HBO Happily Ever After, Bill Nye The Science Guy, Space Ghost, Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego, Ghost Writer, The Real Story Of Rain, Rain Go Away, Space Cases, & KNBC's Year in Review (Emmy Nomination & Winner), Ivana Trump biography Lifetime; Masterchefs-PBS; Wolfgang Puck biography-A&E.
Movies & Music Videos
Camp Beverly Hills, She Devil, Overboard With Goldie Hawn, Mystic Pizza, Private Parts, Sgt. Bilko, I Love L.A. - Randy Newman, Jermaine Dupree., Aladdin DVD for Disney (Oct 04)
On-Camera: Kellogg Mueslix, Del Monte, McDonalds, Equal, Burger King, Meineke Mufflers, Bud Light, Klondike, Minolta, Honda, Tri-State Mega Bucks, Last Minute Travel Club, LDDI Sweepstakes, Silver Lighting, Task Master, HSN-TV, CBS-TV, USA Network- Gold Promax Award for campaign.
Voice Over: Alaskan Airlines, Chinet, E-Trade, Garlique, Melatonix, WKTU Radio, NBC, Las Vegas Rapid Transit, Univision, Standard Data Processing (spokesman) Courtyard by Marriott, PepsiCo Aquafina, Maxwell House, NBA .
Speeches & Personal Appearances
The National Auto Show, International Travel Writers Association, International Business Traveler Awards, Choice Hotels International Awards, Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, Amway Convention, EDS Systems Awards, Xerox, Motorola, Cable Ace Awards, Emmy Awards, Cooking Across America - Chef Events Inc. 20 City Great Chefs Tour 97/98, Sprint Systems, American Gaming Leisure and Lodging Summit, Cal State University, PBS-KERA 13 Dallas. Cable & Wireless.
Full List Available Upon Request
The event benefits one of the most amazing organizations in the world. will receive the net proceeds for this amazing chocolate and pastry show.