Richard Nester to retire as host of The Shopping Channel

From a media release:

As announced last night on The Shopping Channel (TSC), beloved personality Richard Nester will retire as host on December 16, 2016, following 21 years of delighting customers across the country with his charismatic quick-wit and infectious energy. Host Sean Keane will take over Nester’s hours on TSC.


A Niagara, ON native, Nester moved to Toronto 36 years ago, where he worked behind-the-scenes at TVO before making his on-screen debut at TSC. Since joining the company in 1995, Nester has relished the opportunity to work in the fast-paced, dynamic environment of live TV, introducing customers across the country to the latest and greatest TSC products. He counts getting to know the late Joan Rivers, meeting viewers from all over Canada, and working with big names like George Foreman, Suzanne Somers, and Richard Simmons as career highlights.


7 thoughts on “Richard Nester to retire as host of The Shopping Channel”

  1. I will miss Richard Nestor.
    I, too, am a Niagara resident and am proud of Richard…..a true gentleman and as sweet as honey.
    Good luck, Richard, whatever path you choose to follow……wishing you the best always.

  2. Wishing you the very best in whatever and wherever path you have chosen
    I know you will be enjoyed like you have been since we all met you on TSC,
    Thank You for bringing love and joy to all the TSC customers and I doubt that
    anyone will be as wonderful. Happy Holidays and God Bless you always.
    Patricia Eaton

  3. I and my husband are Vancouver resident, we watch Shopping Channel every night, to see Richard the sweet and awesome gentleman (even though he was not show up every night). Richard wish you enjoy your new chapter

    Regards Santa B

  4. My wife Cathy and l will truly miss watching Richard on air. We were said a few years ago when Norm left. Take Care and God Bless.

    1. Hello RT! Thank you very much for this comment!
      Wishing you and your wife, Cathy, a very Happy New Year!
      Kind regards,
      Norm Murray

  5. I will miss Richard greatly. He was my favourite host and was a true gentleman. I wish him all the best in his retirement.

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