Rick Reiff (pronounced Reef) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, four-time Golden Mike winner and three-time Emmy nominee.
He is host and producer of "Inside OC with Rick Reiff," which airs on PBS SoCal, the Los Angeles region's PBS flagship station, as well as on KDOC, Cox3-TV (Orange County and Palos Verdes) and Cox 4TV (San Diego.)
He previously produced and hosted the station's "SoCal Insider with Rick Reiff" and an earlier version of "Inside OC with Rick Reiff" for 10 seasons. With Elizabeth Espinosa he co-hosted "Studio SoCal" for three seasons on PBS SoCal.
Reiff is editor at large and former editor of the Orange County Business Journal. He originated and wrote the paperís popular "OC Insider" column for 15 years.
He was a staff writer with Forbes magazine and a reporter at the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal, where he was the lead reporter on a team that won a 1987 Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of Goodyear's battle with a corporate raider.
"Inside OC" won the Golden Mike for Best News Public Affairs Program in Southern California, Division B, in 2011 and its successor "SoCal Insider" won the same award in 2012 and 2013.
Reiff is a native of Chicago and a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
He is married to Mary Ann Brown, executive vice president of Pacific Life Insurance Co. He has a daughter, Jennie Reiff; a son-in-law, retired OC Fire Authority Capt. Stephen Miller; and three Miller grandchildren, Elias, Anna and Oliver.
Updated September 1, 2017