Born in Coventry, England. In the mid to late 1980s, he co-presented TV-am, a breakfast show on the ITV network, with Anne Diamond.
Since 1992, he has been presenting Sky Sports’ flagship live Premiership football programme on Sunday afternoons, Super Sunday. He previously also presented another live football programme on Sky Sports, Monday Night Football. Ian Payne took over Monday Night Football in 2003, which co-incided with Sky gaining live rights for the UEFA Champions League.
The Champions League coverage normally takes place on a Tuesday and Wednesday evening, and consists of a four or five hour live broadcast. Typically, there will be a featured game, which Richard will introduce from the studio, alongside several guests. Afterwards, Richard will introduce highlights from the other games which Sky has the rights to show. Former pitchside reporter Clare Tomlinson acts as a match reporter in the studio.
Richard resigned from Sky Sports on 26th January 2011 following sexist remarks he made about assistant referee Sian Massey.