I often post about the years that I worked with Mr. Barker on The Price is Right. But I also worked with Drew Carey for more than 3 years, we became very close. Here is a photo of Drew Carey and I that was taken on New Years Eve 2010.

We had been on hiatus from taping Price for a few weeks during the Christmas break. My wife, Christine and I had New Years Eve plans to eat, drink and be merry with Drew and his girlfriend at Eva Longoria’s place in Hollywood. When we showed up, both Drew and I were tickled that we had each let our facial hair grow and were both sporting beards and mustaches.

I said to Drew, “Let’s get a photo of our beards… cuz you know CBS is gonna make us shave them before we go back to work”. So, seconds before the photo was snapped, Drew said, “Make drunk faces”. The result is what you see in the attached photo. A photo that has NEVER been seen by the public before, BTW.

Drew and I were as thick as thieves for more than three years. We went everywhere together and even exchanged Christmas gifts every year. We had fun at game-nights at Drew’s house, watched sporting events on his wall of 5 different TV’s, and even shared an affinity for riding motorcycles. If there is one thing that I miss about leaving L.A. is leaving behind some great friends.

My tenure on TPIR is a time in my life that I will never forget.

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .