Brian Reade

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Brian Reade
Born Brian Reade
(1957-11-20) 20 November 1957 (age 59)
Liverpool, England
Nationality British
Occupation Writer
Spouse(s) Carol Midgley
Children Philip Reade, Christie Reade, Lucy Reade

Brian Reade (born 20 November 1957 in Liverpool) 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 began his journalism career working on the Reading Evening Post in 1980 and became a columnist on the Liverpool Echo in 1990 before moving to the Mirror in 1994.

Reade was named Columnist of The Year at The British Press Awards in 2000 and was Highly Commended in the same category in 2015. He was named 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 1990, Reade's son was born and diagnosed with severe kidney problems. Reade also has two daughters, born in 1993 and 2004.[citation needed]

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.[1]

In 2008, he became a presenter on radio station City Talk 105.9 and released his first book, entitled 43 Years with the Same Bird, documenting his life spent following Liverpool F.C..

In 2011, he released the book An Epic Swindle[2] which made the Sunday Times Top Ten best-sellers list.[citation needed]

He is a regular panellist on the Radio 5 Live show Fighting Talk.


  1. ^ God Help America
  2. ^ Redfern, Simon (22 May 2011). "An Epic Swindle, by Brian Reade – Reviews". The Independent. Retrieved 26 June 2012.