Rich Fields Biography, Age, Early Life, Wife and Career

Rich Fields Biography

Richard Wayne Fields is an American broadcaster, spokesman, announcer, and meteorologist. His well-known occupation was a seven-season stint in which he announced for the American version of The Price Is Right.

Rich Fields Age

He was born on November 30, 1960. Fields were born in Bay Village, Ohio and raised in Avon, Ohio, before moving to Clearwater, Florida in 1976. He is fifty-eight years of age as of 2018.

Rich Fields Early Life

He graduated from the University of Florida Gainesville in 1983 with a degree in broadcasting. While attending UF, Fields was diagnosed with both testicular cancer and lymphoma. Fortunately, he survived both of them. Between 1995 and 1999, he was the announcer of the Florida Lottery game show Flamingo Fortune.

In early 2000, Fields returned to college at Mississippi State University to study meteorology and later became a television meteorologist. After an internship at WFLA-TV in Tampa Florida, Fields was offered the morning weather position at KPSP-LPin Palm Springs, California. Fields were later promoted to Chief Meteorologist for KPSP and were charged with the weather forecasts on the 5, 6 & 11 pm newscasts for the station until May 2004.

Rich Fields Wife

Rich is a married man.  He has been married to his wife Christine since 2004. The couple are peacefully living together and we have not accessed any contrivances in their marriage

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Rich Fields Career

From 2004 to 2010, he was the announcer of the American version of The Price Is Right. He took up this role following the death of longtime announcer Rod Roddy. The announcement of Fields’ hiring was made official on March 30, 2004. During a question-and-answer segment with Johnny Olson in 1978, Fields asked how he could get Olson’s job. Olson brought Fields onstage and asked him to give an example of how he would call a contestant to “Come on down!” Fields’ stint as The Price Is Right announcer ended in July 2010.

In a statement on his website, he said Mike Richards, the show’s producer at the time, was going in a “new direction”, and preferred to make it “more of a ‘variety show within a game show’.”  In 2007, he appeared together with Bob Barker on a fictional episode of The Price Is Right in an episode of How I Met Your Mother.

From 2010 to 2016, Fields had been a staff meteorologist for the CBS-owned. He has operated television stations such as KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, California.

Fields was also a regular voice delivering weather forecasts on radio stations KNX-AM, KFWB and K-EARTH 101 in Los Angeles. This was a natural fit as Fields was a veteran disc-jockey having had music radio shows for over a decade on KKHR, KNX-FM, KODJ, and KCBS-FM, all of which were broadcast out of CBS’s Columbia Square on Sunset Boulevard in the ’80s and ’90s.

Rich Fields Announcer

Fields served as the announcer of the All-Star summer tournament series Gameshow Marathon from May 31 until June 29, 2006, on CBS. Based on the British series of the same name it was hosted by actress and talk show host Ricki Lake and it featured Todd Newton as the prize delivered.

The show featured six celebrities such as Lance Bass, Paige Davis, Tim Meadows, Kathy Najimy, Leslie Nielsen and Brande Roderick. The celebrities played in seven classic game shows such as The Price Is Right, Let’s Make a Deal, Beat the Clock, Press Your Luck, Card Sharks, Match Game and Family Feud. He not only acknowledged their playing for their favorite charities but also for the home viewer as well.

In 2009, Fields had his own comedy web series on YouTube called Rich Fields Gone Wild where he gets into some crazy situations in his daily life with Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk) and Adam West (Batman) as guest stars in those particular episodes. It was also to promote the video game called The Price is Right: 2010 Edition by Ludia.

Fields also served as the announcer on 55 episodes of Wheel of Fortune in 2010 following the death of Charlie O’Donnell and provided post-production voice-over work for over eleven weeks of episodes, plus specials.