Dean McCarthy is an Australian-American entertainment journalist and a television and radio personality. He is currently the creator and star of Live from LA with Dean McCarthy. Previously, he was the Hollywood correspondent for Scoopla, a leading Australian entertainment news source.
Early life and education
McCarthy was raised on a farm in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia, and attended Tenterfield High School.
In the years 2002-2006, he attended Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Business degree in Advertising & Public Relations.
In 2010-2011, he studied radio and TV presenting at National Institute of Dramatic Art, Kensington, Australia.Early work in entertainment
McCarthy’s first job in the entertainment industry was as a radio announcer for Australian radio station 2TEN FM during high school. He eventually received his own on-air show at the station. He was later hired as the movie reviewer for the Labrat, Camilla & Stav show on B105 FM, Brisbane. He was also the face of Dreamworld, an Australian amusement park, which used his face on all park merchandise and advertising.
After graduating with the business degree, McCarthy hosted the television show Cinema, in Australia, in 2006. In 2007, he became the Movie Reviewer and correspondent for Dirt TV on the Southern Cross Austereo Media Group television.
In April 2012, he joined Australian television show, Scoopla, as the Hollywood correspondent. In this role covered awards shows including the Oscars, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, MTV Video Awards, Emmys, Grammys, in addition to their red carpets, and he has interviewed actors, musicians, and other Los Angeles entertainment professionals.
He has also provided Hollywood coverage for The Today Show television program Australia, and is the entertainment reporter for the Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine. In 2014 McCarthy was the social media on camera reporter of the Emmy nominated national broadcast for the San Francisco Pride celebrations.
Since early 2019, McCarthy began creating and hosting "Live from LA with Dean McCarthy."
McCarthy served as a fake housemate for the reality television show Big Brother Australia. As a Hollywood reporter, he appeared twice on the US television show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
He was on Dancing With The Stars (USA) and got to watch fellow Australian Bindi Irwin perform live from the studio.