Broadcaster, Author and Artist
Richard is one of the country’s best known media figures, having been the ABC’s nightly TV newsreader for 20 years, the host of many documentary and educational programmes as well as the popular SBS quiz show “Letters and Numbers”.
He has a long-standing commitment to wildlife and the environment. For some years, he hosted his own wildlife show “Richard Morecroft Goes Wild” on ABC-TV, as well as writing and presenting documentaries for the ABC’s Natural History Unit. He has authored or co-authored several books on wildlife and has been a Trustee of WWF (The World-Wide Fund for Nature).
Richard has also conducted on-stage interviews with a wide range of outstanding individuals, from comedian John Cleese to Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose and even the late Gough Whitlam. He also works with the National Library in Canberra interviewing prominent Australians for its oral history programme – and his YouTube channel “Exhibition – with Richard Morecroft” is dedicated to interviewing visual artists.
His own artworks are in several public collections, including Parliament House, Canberra.
Join Richard on the Antarctic Explorer (AEP190223G) Expedition, departing 19 February 2023.