Brian Reade (born 20 November 1957 in Liverpool, Merseyside) is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author who has two weekly opinion columns, one on sports, for the Daily Mirror. He was born in Wavertree and grew up in Huyton.
He was named Columnist of The Year at The British Press Awards in 2000, Sports Columnist of The Year in the Sports Journalism Awards of 2004 and received the prestigious Cudlipp Award for Journalistic Excellence at the 2013 British Press Awards in recognition of leading the two decade-long Daily Mirror Hillsborough campaign for justice.
In the aftermath of the 2004 US elections in which George W Bush was re-elected for a further term, he penned a damning indictment of Bush and the US electorate, God Help America.
In 2011, he released the book An Epic Swindle which made the Sunday Times Top Ten best-sellers list and reached Number One in Amazon's best-sellers chart. He is a regular panellist on the Radio 5 Live show Fighting Talk