‘Price’ Names New Announcer

After months of auditions, THE PRICE IS RIGHT has finally named its newest permanent announcer: Emmy-nominated host and comedian George Gray.

Gray started his career as a stand-up comic and is probably best known as the host of the syndicated version of The Weakest Link.

“I’m really excited to join THE PRICE IS RIGHT family,” Gray said. “Being only the fourth full-time announcer in 39 years is an amazing honor. As my dad always liked to say, ‘No pressure.'”

Gray replaces Rich Fields, whose contract was not renewed at the end of last season. Fields had been brought in to replace the late Rod Roddy, whose flashy sequined and silk jackets had been a staple of the program since the mid-1980s.

Roddy replaced the late Johnny Olson, the show’s original announcer, still regarded by many as one of the greatest announcers in the history of TV. It was Olson who Bob Barker credited as the man who made, “Come on Down!” a part of Americana.

You can catch Gray on THE PRICE IS RIGHT, weekday mornings at 11am, followed by LIVE 5 NEWS AT NOON.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s