Part 2 — In Conversation with Ross King MBE, US Correspondent for ITV Lorraine & Good Morning Britain!

In 2018 Ross received an MBE from Her Majesty The Queen for services to Broadcasting, the Arts, and Charity.

Pic: Ross King MBE

Part 2 of The Entertainment Engine podcast chat with Ross King MBE, US Correspondent for ITV Lorraine & Good Morning Britain.

This week we discuss some of the biggest star interviews Ross has achieved over the years, with fun and games speaking about Gerard Butler, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts… and spending time on the Isle of Wight with his family growing up! Bringing back some great memories for him!

The Four-time News Emmy and Multi-Award winning, Los Angeles-based Ross King MBE is one of Britain’s most vibrant and versatile performers, having worked stage, screen, TV, and radio. His stage debut was at 5, his first radio broadcast at 15, and his television debut at 17!

In 2018 Ross received an MBE from Her Majesty The Queen for services to Broadcasting, the Arts, and Charity.

In 2020 Ross received the prestigious President’s Award from the Los Angeles British-American Business Council in recognition of his efforts and achievements on both sides of the Atlantic.

2021 saw King voice all the characters of the iconic Wombles in their first appearance in new CGI animation.

Ross can be seen daily in the UK and Europe on ITV’s top-rated morning shows Good Morning Britain & Lorraine as their US Correspondent.

He has covered the Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, Golden Globes, and the Grammys. In addition to all things Hollywood and Show Business, King also reports on harder news in the US, this has included terrorist attacks, mass shootings, wildfires, and hurricanes.

Ross has interviewed every major Hollywood star, plus US President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

He can also be seen regularly on BBC’s “The Edit” and in Australia, on Channel 7’s News Show “The Latest”. “The Sunday Post” features his weekly column.

For US network television, Ross was a World Judge on CBS’s primetime network show, The World’s Best and he has hosted The Hollywood Christmas Parade & The Critics Choice Movie Awards Red Carpet.

Other Primetime TV specials include Will and Grace and CSI.

Pic: Ross King MBE

For six years, Scottish-born Ross was the Entertainment Anchor on Los Angeles’ KTLA/The CW Channel 5’s Prime News, winning four News Emmys and a Golden Mic award along the way.

Writing with Shari Low, under the name Shari King, he’s had two best-selling novels “Taking Hollywood” and “Breaking Hollywood” published by Macmillan.

He has also written for many TV Comedy Shows, Stage Plays and Films.

Pic: Ross King with friend Gerard Butler

His relaxed and informal style has resulted in some of the best interviews with many of the world’s biggest stars, including;

Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Halle Berry,

Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tom Cruise, every James Bond including fellow Scots Sean Connery and Gerard Butler, Take That, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Bieber.

Ross has also interviewed US President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

For five years he hosted the BBC’s live daily chat and entertainment show, Pebble Mill.

His years on the show involved flying around the world filming in Europe, America, the Caribbean, and South Africa, as well as hosting TV specials from the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival.

Ross’s film credits include The Day After Tomorrow, Half Past Dead, Cruel Game, Do It For Uncle Manny, and Trust Me, playing US talk show host Ray Lungo.

He can also be seen in Young Hercules and Who’s Your Caddy, as himself, and voiced the role of Jenkin.

To listen to PART 2 of the conversation with Ross King, click on the link below;

A few things you didn’t know about Ross;

He was an extra in an episode of Taggart when he was 16 and hopes one day to be back in the show as a baddie (actor!)

When Ross was 16 he played football with Bob Marley on a street in Glasgow outside his hotel!

His big network TV break in the UK came when Rod Natkiel chose him from 3,600 people to become the host of ITV’s Young Krypton.

It was great fun to speak with Ross, learning about his career and work across the entertainment industry with his funny sense of humor, keeping it real was really refreshing!

We look forward to catching up with Ross later in the year on the RED CARPET!

By Pete Moore

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