Simon Reeve (Australian television presenter)

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Simon Reeve
Born (1961-09-06) 6 September 1961 (age 52)
Perth, Australia
Occupation Television presenter and news reporter
Weekend Sunrise profile

Simon Reeve (born 6 September 1961 in Perth, Australia)[1] is an Australian television presenter and host on the Seven Network. Reeve is currently the sports presenter on Weekend Sunrise, a reporter on Sunrise, the host of the children's quiz show It's Academic, the presenter on The Force: Behind the Line as well as a fill-in presenter for Seven News. He began hosting Million Dollar Minute in January 2014.[2][3]


Reeve commenced his career at Channel 7 in Perth, Australia, back in 1979, working as a sports producer and reporter. In 1982, he moved to London to take up a position with Vis News. Reeve returned to Australia in 1984 and joined Western Australian current affairs program State Affair and also worked on sports program What a Week. At that time he won a 'Penguin Award' (now defunct) for a human interest report and was involved in the commentary team for TVW's host broadcast of the America's Cup defence in 1987. Reeve moved to the eastern states in 1987 as a journalist for Beyond 2000.

Reeve left Beyond 2000 and joined sports program Seasons in 1993, Wildlife in 1994, and spent three years as a reporter on Good Medicine.[4]

In 1999, Reeve moved to Botswana with his family. While there he established Kwando Productions, and co-produced the television series Mad Mike and Mark, broadcast internationally on Animal Planet.

Reeve returned to Australia in 2001, and hosted quiz show QuizMaster in 2002, before working for Seven News and Sunrise. He is the regular fill-in news presenter for Natalie Barr. Amongst his duties on Sunrise, he presented the news on Sunrise live from the APEC Newsroom in the week leading up to APEC 2007 (3–7 September). He also presented the first ever Seven Early News bulletin on 14 July 2008, as Natalie Barr is the regular presenter although she was hosting Sunrise at the time.

Reeve has also, along with Liz Chetkovich, held the position of commentator for Seven's gymnastics coverage for both the Athens and Beijing Olympic Games.[4][5]

In 2006, Reeve was a contestant in reality singing show It Takes Two, and commenced hosting the documentary series, The Force: Behind the Line.[6]

In 2005, Reeve began hosting the children's program, It's Academic

Reeve occasionally substitutes as the sports presenter on Sydney's Seven News and filled in for Andrew O'Keefe on Weekend Sunrise.

In January 2014, Reeve replaced Grant Denyer as host of Million Dollar Minute.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Reeve is the son of Earl Reeve who was a news presenter in Perth for ABC Television. Reeve's partner is Linda and together they have two children.[7] Reeve is a strong supporter of AFL football club, Fremantle and occasionally writes for their website.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Fremantle footy remembered". Fremantle Football Club. TMedia. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Grant Denyer quits Million Dollar Minute. Simon Reeve to host, TV Tonight, 29 November 2013
  3. ^ a b Knox, David (27 January 2014). "Simon says Million Dollar Minute is go". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Duck, Siobhan (4 July 2007). "May The Force be with him". Herald Sun. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "It's Academic returns to Seven". 7 Perth. 3 October 2005. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Ellis, Scott (21 August 2006). "The force that's with you". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  7. ^ King, Eloise (2013). "Dad in profile: Simon Reeve". Body and Soul. NewsLifeMedia. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
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Kylie Gillies
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Sport Presenter

2007 - present
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News Presenter

2005 - 2007
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Talitha Cummins
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Grant Denyer
Million Dollar Minute

2014 - present
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It's Academic

2005 - present
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