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Wheel of Fortune Has its New Voice–Jim Thornton

In November, we reported that Charlie O’Donnell, the longtime Wheel of Fortune announcer, died. O’Donnell had a brief run as a New York DJ before becoming a legendary voice based in Los Angeles.

Wheel, yesterday, chose the person to succeed O’Donnell as full-time voice of the long running syndicated game show.

Jim Thornton assumes the announcer duties when Wheel starts its 29th season on September 19. Wheel remains a ratings powerhouse for WABC/Channel 7, airing each weeknight at 7:30 p.m.

Thornton is a veteran Southern California broadcaster. But, Wheel fans may recognize his sound from an extensive body of work in voice-overs, including Disney’s Monster’s Inc. and TV shows The Cleveland Show, Rugrats, and The Drew Carey Show.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.