A few minutes ago, Fields posted on Facebook that he's been "asked to voice some 35 additional shows for WOF that should bring (his) run of shows through February or so." He also added, "We'll see what happens here in the near future... but in the meantime I'm having a lot of fun."
There's been no official announcement regarding Rich Fields taking over the spot permanently, and I'm guessing that's because the powers that be are waiting to see how the 12 episodes he's already voiced will go over once they've all been aired. I'm not going to jinx anything here by making projections, but this is definitely positive news.
The funeral mass for former Wheel announcer Charlie O'Donnell was held yesterday, and by all accounts it was a lovely service. In attendance were Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Wink Martindale, Bob Eubanks, Dick Clark, Bob Goen, Rich Fields, and Randy West, among many others.
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