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Who is Richard Keys?
Richard Keys is an English prominent sports presenter who has worked for BBC, ITC, Channel 4, Sky, Talksport, Al Jazeera, Fox Sports, ESPN Star Sports, and BeIN Sports; and has presented many top-level football matches.
How Old Is Richard Keys?
He is 65 years old as of July 2022, having been born on April 23, 1957, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England. Richard shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; John Cena, Gigi Hadid, Agent 00, Marco Borghi, William Shakespeare (1564-1616), and many more.
Richard Keys Family
Who are Richard Keys’ Parents?
He was born to Randal Keynes (Father) and Joshua Keys (Mother).
Does Richard Keys have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has siblings or was born as the only child. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Richard Keys Education
He received his education at Whitley Academy.
Richard Keys Marital Status
According to news on the internet, it shows that he is in a relationship with lawyer Lucie. However, he was previously married to Julia Keys from 1982 to 2016.
Richard Keys Kids
He has two kids by the name, of Jemma Keys and Joshua Keys.
Richard Keys Career
His career started in 1976, in London when he began working for the Fleet Street Sports Agency Hayter’s until 1978 when he moved to Liverpool and worked at Radio City as a football commentator. He then moved to Manchester in 1982 to work at Picadilly Radio as a sports editor and football commentator. In 1984, he moved back to London, where he joined the ITV network as one of the main anchors of the breakfast show TV-am. While working at TV-am, he also commented on football matches for ITV and cycling for Channel 4 including two Tours de France.
In Spring 1990, he was one of the presenters for the Sports Channel on British Satelite Broadcasting (BSB). In 1991, when BSB merged with Sky, the channel was renamed Sky Sports. On December 28, 1990, he presented TV-am for the last time before leaving for Sky Sports. He went on to present Sky Sports coverage of Premiere League football since the league’s inception in 1992. Also, he was the presenter of the flagship Super Sunday and also presented Sky’s Monday Night Football, which coincided with Sky gaining rights for the UEFA Champions League. In 2008, he presented the UEFA Euro 2008 for Al Jazeera Sports.
A Career departure from Sky Sports
Richard left Sky Sports in January 2011 after making derogatory comments about female assistant referee Sian Massey. His off-air comments about Massey and the fitness of women to officiate at football matches were recorded and leaked. More clips were leaked showing co-presenter Andy Gray and Richard behaving in a sexist manner. However, Richard apologized for the “prehistoric banter” and said: “Such comments were made off-air to work colleagues, and were, of course, never intended to be broadcast”. Later, he joined talkSPORT radio where he presented on Saturday evenings. Later in 2011, he returned to television broadcasting launching the boxing channel Boxnation with boxing promoter Frank Warren.
A Career in Al Jazeera, beIN Sports, and Talksport
Al Jazeera agreed in June 2013 to a contract with Richard and Andy Gray. They went on to present English and European football coverage from Doha, Qatar, including the Premiere League, UEFA Champions, and FA Cup. For the 2013-14 season, coverage started while they continued to present the TalkSport show from Qatar. He and Grat are the mainstays of the football coverage on BeIN Sports channels, which broadcast all 380 Premier League games per season.
He has received an Honorary title in 2003 from Coventry University (Honorary Doctor of Letters) for outstanding services to sports broadcasting. He and Andy Gray received the best sports program prize in 2012, for their talkSPORT show at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. Moreover, he received a variety of best sports presenter awards from different publications.
He and Geoff Shreeves have helped to raise money for Nordoff-Robbins (A musical charity for Children with Autism). Furthermore, he is a patron of the Willow Foundation, a charity for people with special needs, founded by the former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson in memory of his late daughter.
Richard Keys Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 8inches (1.73m) and a weight of 64kg (141lbs).
Richard Keys Salary and Net Worth
He has a salary of £420,000 with his job at Al Jazeera and has an estimated net worth of between $5 and $15 million.