Andrew Robert "Andy" Muirhead (born 1975) is an Australian radio and television presenter. Muirhead works for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation[1] and has most recently been hosting Collectors since 2005.[2]


He has worked in TV and radio since 2004.[3] He has also done stand up comedy.[4] [5] [6][7] He represented Tasmania in the 2003 Raw Comedy National finals,[3] and appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from 2004.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

He was born in Sale, Victoria, and moved to Hobart, Tasmania with his family. He graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1998, and worked as a biologist for a forestry company doing insect and mammal surveys while also doing stand-up.[8][3][9] In June 2010 he went on unpaid leave and production of The Collectors was suspended when he was charged with one count of accessing child pornography. He was bailed to appear in Hobart Magistrates Court on 2 August.[10][11] ABC took down The Collectors website and removed all online references to Muirhead. His lawyer Greg Barns has criticised ABC for failing to presume innocence.[12] [13]


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  2. Courtis, Brian (20 March 2005). "The trouble with Aunty". The Age. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Q&A: Andy Muirhead". eBroadcast. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  4. Day, Samantha (20 October 2008). "Three questions: Andy Muirhead". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  5. Hunter, Tim (18 April 2006). "Andy Muirhead is ... Perky?". The Age. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  6. Paul, Margaret (27 April 2007). "Andy Muirhead". The Age. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  7. Mattarelli, Vito (23 March 2008). "Only Human | Andy Muirhead". Australian Stage. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 Cockington, James (11 June 2008). "Radio's revival". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  9. Nicholson, Sarah (27 June 2007). "Collecting collectors". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  10. June 11, 2010 3:21PM (2010-06-11). "Collectors host Andy Muirhead charged with a child pornography offence". Retrieved 2010-06-16. 
  11. "ABC Host On Child Porn Charge | Andy Muirhead | Collectors". 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2010-06-16. 
  12. "ABC is as bad as the KGB, says Muirhead lawyer". Herald Sun. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  13. Barns, Greg (15 June 2010). "Abandoning Andy Muirhead: ABC's act of betrayal". The Drum Unleashed (ABC). Retrieved 17 June 2010. 

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