Ross Mathews

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In September 2018, Mathews launched Ross Mathews’ Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch, a weekly brunch event in Los Angeles, specially curated and featuring top Drag Queens from “Drag Race,” and sometimes a special appearance by Ross himself, in a fabulously unique interactive event to rival all other LA brunches. Since then the brunches have traveled across 12 cities in the United States including Chicago, New York, Seattle and Columbus, Ohio to name a few. 


When he isn't working on TV and producing events, Mathews can be found in the studio recording his weekly top-rated podcast “Straight Talk with Ross Mathews.”  The podcast debuted in 2014, and offers fans new episodes weekly showcasing Mathews’ distinct voice and hilarious takes on the latest celebrity and entertainment news.  Past guests include Tracee Ellis Ross, Kristen Bell and Tiffani Thiessen.


As an author, Simon & Schuster recently released the paperback version of Mathews’ 2020 book “Name Drop,” the follow up to his national bestseller “Man-Up: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence.”  “Name Drop” showcases incredible celebrity stories that Mathews only divulges in at happy hour, with each chapter paired with one of his famous recipes and cocktails (aka Rossipies). 

Additional recent television credits for Mathews include competing on CBS’ “Celebrity Big Brother,” which was the first celebrity edition in the U.S. of the popular “Big Brother” series.  He came in second place and won America’s Favorite Houseguest voted on by the viewers.  Mathews was also the host of “Hello Ross” on E!, a weekly fan destination where the intersections of celebrity gossip and pop culture collide, giving a unique viewpoint into the latest Hollywood news. Mathews was nominated for a 2014 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New Talk Show Host” for his work on “Hello Ross.” In 2015, Mathews also hosted his own radio show for SiriusXM on the OutQ channel.  Additionally, Matthews has hosted the GLAAD Media Awards six times as well as the GLAAD Gala San Francisco, where in 2018 he was honored with the organization’s Davidson/Valentini Award. 

In 2009, Mathews hosted and executive produced a daily web talk show for The Insider and CBS.com called “Inside Dish with Ross Mathews,” a show about covering Hollywood from the outside in.  “Inside Dish” eventually became the official web show for CBS hits “Big Brother,” and the Emmy Award winning series “The Amazing Race.”  In 2011, Mathews began a national college tour speaking about his experiences climbing the Hollywood ladder and discussing his humorous take on pop culture.  Many of his tour dates were documented on E! News’ political series “Pop & Politics.” Leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election, Mathews was the official political reporter for E! News.  He covered both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, where he interviewed politicians including First Lady Michelle Obama, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and former Republican Presidential nominee John McCain. 


Mathews’ impressive resume of programs he has appeared on over nearly two decades include E! Network’s red-carpet award show coverage, FOX’s “Hollywood Today Live” as a co-host, “Celebrity Name Game,” NBC’s “1 vs. 100” and “Phenomenon,” and FOX’s & Ryan Seacrest’s “Knock Knock Live.” He has appeared as a guest co-host multiple times on ABC’s “The View,” and he was a contestant on the fifth season of VH1’s hit series “Celebrity Fit Club.”  He has also appeared as a celebrity correspondent on “Extra” and “The Insider,” has recurred as Chris on “Days of our Lives,” co-hosted The Game Show Network’s “Big Saturday Night,” appeared on the OWN Network’s “Ask Oprah’s All- Stars,” starred as himself in ABC Family’s holiday movie “Christmas Cupid,” and has made appearances on BRAVO’s “Interior Therapy,” ABC Family’s “Beverly Hills Nannies Reunion,” E!‘s “Studio E!” and “After Lately,” and HGTV’s “House Hunters.  On the social media front, Mathews is a force with a total reach of over one million followers across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 


Mathews currently lives in the New York with his fiancé Dr. Garcia. He also has a home in Palm Springs that he visits whenever he can.  When not working on his many projects, Mathews is a strong supporter of the Human Rights Campaign- he is a recipient of their Visibility Award, and continues to speak at their nationwide events.