Reba Merrill is an Emmy award-winning journalist, author, and speaker. She has traveled the world interviewing nearly a thousand A-list celebrities and movie stars. Always in high demand, her insightful interviews have been syndicated in over 60 countries. Now, Reba has chronicled her life as celebrity interviewer in her fearless memoir “Nearly Famous: tales from the hollywood trenches.” It is the diary of a courageous woman who made it in Hollywood against great odds while struggling with addiction. Masterfully mixing in personal accounts of her star-packed interviews, Reba creates an inspirational story about conquering adversity in the “big time.”
While interviewing many of Hollywood’s top stars for more than three decades, Reba has made her name as an interviewer who never delves into gossip. Rather, Reba draws out powerful and intimate moments from these very public celebrities. She has hosted four talk shows: two in Phoenix (“Reba” and “Good Morning Arizona” on ABC) and two in San Diego (“Sunup San Diego” on CBS and “That’s Life” on Cox Cable, which garnered her an Emmy Award as well as a Cable Ace Nomination).
Based on the body of her work, Reba was elected to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in 1993, and more recently the British Academy of Film and Television Arts/LA (BAFTA). She has been a working member of SAG/AFTRA since 1969. She currently sits on the leadership council for AIDS Project Los Angeles. Reba is enthusiastically working on digitizing her vault of nearly a thousand rare celebrity interviews titled “The Reba Merrill Collection” which will be featured on The Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App.
Check out never before seen celebrity interviews from “The Reba Merrill Collection”