Born November 29, 2007
Celebrated his sixteenth birthday, sophomore in 2017
Attends Genoa City high school
With his mother Victoria Newman in a house in Genoa City
Victoria Newman (mother)
J.T. Hellstrom (father)
Mackenzie Hellstrom (step mother)
Dylan Hellstrom (brother)
Eve Nicole Howard (sister; died shortly after birth)
John "Johnny" Abbott (step brother by adoption; child of Billy Abbott and Chelsea Newman)
Katherine "Katie" Rose Abbott Newman (step sister; father Billy Abbott)
Nicole Reed (grandmother)
Victor Christian Newman (grandfather)
Cora Miller (great grandmother; deceased)
Albert Miller (great grandfather; deceased)
unknown name (great grandmother; deceased)
Nick Reed (great grandfather; deceased)
Martha Hellstrom (grandmother)
Tom Hellstrom (grandfather)
Dylan McAvoy (uncle)
Nicholas Christian Newman (uncle)
Victor "Adam" Newman (deceased uncle)
Abby Newman (aunt)
Unknown name (aunt, J.T's sister)
Matt Miller (great uncle; brother of Victor)
Dr. Casey Reed (great aunt; sister of Nikki)
Frieda unknown last name (great aunt)
Cassidy Newman (deceased cousin through adoption by Nick; Sharon's daughter)
Noah Christian Newman (cousin; son of Nick and Sharon)
Summer Newman (cousin; daughter of Nick and Phyllis)
Faith Cassidy Newman (cousin; daughter of Nick and Sharon)
Christian Andrew Newman (cousin; son of Nick/Adam and Sage)
Connor Adam Newman (cousin; son of Adam and Chelsea)
Grant unknown last name (second cousin)
Zoey (dated, kissed)
Matilda "Mattie" Ashby (kissed, dated)
Charged time on a porn site to his mother's credit card 
Arrested for driving under the influence 
Victoria Newman, first born child of millionaire Victor Newman, during her marriage to Brad Carlton, hired Detective J.T. Hellstrom to investigate Brad's relationship with Sharon, who was married to Jack Abbott. The one night Brad spent with Sharon in a hotel room in New York City was discovered. The news caused Victoria to miscarry, and she later filed for divorce. Victoria and J.T. began an affair, and she moved in with him after she found out she was again pregnant. Thanks to one night with Brad after the miscarriage, Victoria was not sure who the father of her baby was.
Victoria was at Clear Springs when its underground parking structure and casino collapsed, trapping her and several people under the rubble. As she was freed, Victoria was hit on the head with a rock, knocked out, and rolled down the pile of debris. Still pregnant, Victoria spent months in a coma while her family and fiancé J.T. held vigil at her bedside. They finally had to decide if the baby should be delivered prematurely to save Victoria. J.T. and Victor chose to deliver, but Nikki insisted that Victoria would rather her baby live, so the decision was taken to court. They ended up waiting a couple more weeks until the baby had a better chance, then baby boy Reed was delivered. A DNA test was run and J.T. was pronounced the father. Reed thrived in the hospital, while Victoria was taken back to Newman ranch, still comatose. Not long after J.T. brought Reed home, Victoria woke up from her coma, and Victoria and J.T. were married. J.T. and Victoria divorced 2 years later, and J.T. was given full custody of Reed. Victoria married Billy Abbott on the rebound, and J.T. eventually married Mackenzie Browning, granddaughter of Katherine Chancellor, and they and Reed moved to Washington, DC. Reed visited Victoria now and then as a small boy, mostly on holidays, flying alone, and Victoria would visit him occasionally in DC. Reed also stayed with Victoria during the birth of his brother Dylan. Reed was ring bearer for Victor and Nikki's wedding in 2013.
In January 2017, a 15-year-old Reed showed up at Victoria's door in Genoa City with a police officer, having gotten there by bus without his parent's knowledge. He explained that J.T. and Mac were having another baby and were moving to Warsaw, Poland, and he did not want to go but wanted to live with her. Victoria let J.T. know, and he told her that he and Reed had not been getting along for some time. They agreed to let Reed stay with Victoria, but she came to resent the way Reed was only interested in playing his guitar or keyboards, being on the Internet, and bonding with Billy, not her. Unknown to her, Reed was charging online porn to Victoria's credit card and slipping booze into his soda. Reed was grounded after Victoria found out, but he managed to slip out to appear at an Open Mike Night at The Underground singing and playing his guitar.
Reed was talented but insecure. He walked off the stage when he perceived that Zoey and Kendall, girls he knew from school, were giggling at him. He was talked into going back on stage, and had a successful debut. But when he got home, Victoria took away his guitar and internet access as punishment. Billy intervened and talked Victoria into trying to encourage Reed in his music instead of making him hate her for punishing him all the time. Victoria asked Reed to play for her and was impressed. Victoria's mother Nikki took an interest in Reed, encouraging him and playing duets with him on the piano. When Reed failed to be interested in learning from the music educator Victoria had found for him, Nikki discovered a street musician named Tessa Porter to mentor him, and they got along well.
Reed and Zoey became a couple, and her best friend Kendall always seemed to be tagging along. One night Reed received a text from Zoey to meet her at the movies, but Kendall showed up instead. By the end of the movie, she was kissing him, and he was liking it. Kendall let Reed know that her uncle might be able to get him a music deal.
Victoria's father Victor gave Reed a fancy car for sixteenth birthday. Reed had just gotten his learners permit, and was elated. But Victor's grand gesture without consulting her angered Victoria, and she sent it back, making Reed hate her all over again.
Kendall knew that Zoey was seeing another boy (Charlie Ashby) and arranged for Reed to catch them kissing, so Reed and Zoey split up. Later Reed walked in on Phyllis and Billy kissing, so Reed and Billy had a heart to heart about women. Reed soon was intrigued by Mattie Ashby who was smart, rather shy, and bespectacled. They began hanging out together when she could, and she would come to see him perform at The Underground. Finding out that her twin brother was Charlie, the guy who had broken up Reed and Zoey, and that Reed was the son of Victoria who had fired his father, caused the two young men to bicker every time they met. But once Mattie and Charlie discovered the truth behind Cane's being fired, Charlie called a truce between him and Reed. But when her parents found out, Mattie was forbidden to see Reed. They began meeting on the sly, had their first kiss, with Charlie often covering for her absence. Cane caught them, but after Lily decided to divorce Cane she and Victoria removed the restriction.
On Halloween, Reed borrowed the key to The Underground from Noah and he, Mattie and Charlie brought their friends intending to have a party. But when they heard Nick arrive they sent their friends home and hid in the store room. Not long after Nick left they realized the place was on fire and they were trapped. Mattie called 911 while Reed called Billy for help, and Charlie left a voicemail for Cane. Billy got inside and rescued them, they got out, but when the building collapsed, Billy’s leg was pinned. Jack arrived, and emotionally insisted on going in. He talked to Billy about forgiveness, and they walked out together with Jack smiling and Billy limping. Lily was reminded why she shouldn’t have allowed Mattie and Reed to see each other again, and Mattie was grounded. But afterward they returned to seeing each other.
Reed’s father J.T. came to Genoa City on business, but Reed ignored the texts and voicemails from J.T. wanting to see him. Finding out that Reed and Mattie were a couple, J.T. asked Cane to invite them to dinner, and J.T. was there.
J.T. told Reed about his and Mac’s separation, and he took it well. Reed and Mattie attended a party, and he had a couple beers. Mattie tried to keep him from driving home, refused to go with him, and threatened to call the police – which she did after Reed left without her. Reed was stopped and arrested for driving under the influence. J.T. decided Reed needed him to stay in Genoa City.