Rich Fields is currently a staff meteorologist at CBS News Los Angeles. You can see Rich presenting the weather forecast nightly at 8, 9 & 10pm on KCAL9 (and occassionally during the 5, 6 & 11pm news on CBS2).
Rich completed his undergraduate work in Broadcasting at the University of Florida and then studied his Meteorology coursework at Mississippi State University. Rich has been a meteorologist since 2003.
In addition to a successful career in television news, Rich was also the announcer of the popular CBS game show The Price is Right. He is the only announcer to have worked with both show hosts, starting in 2004 with the legendary Bob Barker.
Price was just one of eight different network game shows that Rich has lent his voice to over the past two decades. As a matter of fact, Rich Fields holds the record for announcing the most differently titled game shows, airing on TV, in a single season (7 shows total): The Price is Right, Beat The Clock, Match Game, Let’s Make A Deal, Family Feud, Card Sharks and Press Your Luck.
In the Fall of 2010, Rich was called upon to take over the announcing duties on another wildly popular TV game show, Wheel Of Fortune, after the death of long-time announcer Charlie O’Donnell. Rich ended up recording over 50 episodes of Wheel before accepting a weather position with KCBS & KCAL Los Angeles.
Rich has received numerous awards and accolades over the years including the Red Barber Award for broadcasting excellence from the University of Florida, Game Show Announcer of the Year and many other awards for voice-over and commercial production.
Rich Fields got his start in radio back in 1979. Since then, he has worked at over a dozen radio stations around the country (10 years alone at CBS Radio in Hollywood, CA) and has voiced an estimated 5,000 radio and television commercials.
Rich is married to his wife Christine. They currently live in Sherman Oaks, CA with their little Pug named Gunner.