Most recently, Rich Fields has been a staff meteorologist at CBS News Los Angeles. Rich was charged with presenting the nightly weather forecast at 8, 9 & 10pm on #1 rated KCAL9 (and ccassionally during the 5, 6 & 11pm news on sister-station CBS2). Rich started at CBS L.A. in 2010.
Rich completed his undergraduate work in Broadcasting at the University of Florida and then studied his Meteorology course-work at Mississippi State University. He completed his meteorology internship at weather hot-spot WFLA in Tampa FL under the supervision of Chief Meteorologist Steve Jerve. Other TV news experience includes being the Chief Meteorologist himself at KPSP in Palm Spings, CA where Rich was brought in at the start-up to design the station’s look with regard to weather and news mapping graphics.
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, Gameshow Announcer of the Year (2009), an Emmy Award for his contribution to the 5pm news on KPSP Palm Springs 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 at CBS Radio in Los Angeles and another 10 years in Tampa Bay, FL) and has voiced an estimated 5,000 radio and television commercials in his lifetime.