The teacher, then 27, and the Nine Network personality, 43, met over Skype instant messenger on April 30, 2015, court documents for Mc Cormack revealed.
'I'm 27, gay, single, love young bs (boys)', Reale said.
It's not clear what's next - his career over and his name to be listed on the sex offender's register. Police raid A Current Affair offices in Willoughby and his home in Alexandria.
Mc Cormack is charged that evening with one count of using a carriage service to transmit, publish or promote child pornography.
Mr Macedone - who regularly commentates on criminal law matters for the TV network - had worked on stories with Mc Cormack.