Rory is an accomplished, award-winning journalist of eighteen years. A 36-year-old South Londoner, he is a presenter on BBC Top Gear as well as spin-off show Extra Gear.

He presents video and writes for and is a contributing editor for Top Gear Magazine


Rory was chosen for a role on Top Gear after submitting a 30-second audition tape to the BBC. With all other members of the Top Gear team being hand-picked by production staff, Reid stands proud as the the only member of the team to be picked from that process, beating tens of thousands of hopefuls in the process.

Rory quickly secured a role as lead presenter of Top Gear's first ever spin-off show, Extra Gear, starring alongside fellow presenter Chris Harris. He made his first appearance on the main Top Gear show in episode three of series 23, appearing in every subsequent episode.


Rory has been a weekly contributor to the BBC Radio 5 Live show Saturday Edition, presented the Gadget Geeks series on Sky 1, and has made numerous other radio and television appearances including How We Changed The WorldWorld's Most Dangerous Roads, The One Show and more.

Rory studied a computer science degree at the University of North London, before going on to work as a computer games journalist for small start-up, before moving onto Personal Computer World Magazine, and, where he worked as a senior editor, launching the company's automotive offerings.

Rory lives lives in Bedfordshire with his partner and two children.