Todd Newton

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Todd Newton
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Todd Newton hosting the Live version of The Price is Right in January 2010.
Born James Todd Newton
(1970-05-05) May 5, 1970 (age 44)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Television/radio personality
Game show host
Years active 1990–present

Todd Newton (born James Todd Newton; May 5, 1970) is an entertainment personality, Daytime Emmy winning game show host, and author/speaker.


While visiting Los Angeles in the early 90's to host a movie junket for a St. Louis television station, Todd Newton—then a local disc jockey known as Rikk Idol—used the last of his travel money to hire a taxi to take him to the offices of various agents around Hollywood. One agent in particular recognized Newton's talent as well as his passion and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, Todd Newton serves as the Daytime Emmy winning host of Hasbro Studios' popular Family Game Night (TV series) and the syndicated Monopoly Milionaires' Club

Since entering the world of game shows he has become one of the most respected hosts on television and been at the helm of numerous productions including GSN's Hollywood Showdown and Whammy!: The All New Press Your Luck.

Prior to awarding contestants cash and prizes, Todd Newton was a regular host on E! Entertainment Television where, for more than a decade, he brought viewers face to face with Hollywood's biggest stars on the red carpet of major award shows and was given the moniker "The Host with the Most."

Newton also tours North America as host of The Price Is Right Live!, an interactive theatrical production of the iconic television show.

The father of two children is the author of multiple books and the founder of The Newton Fund 4 Kids, providing access to state-of-the-art healthcare to children in need.

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In addition to his work in front of the camera, Newton has been behind the microphone of various American radio stations including WKBQ in his hometown of St. Louis, KIIS and KBIG in Los Angeles, WNEW in New York, and the syndicated All Nite Cafe. Newton is currently the host of The Todd Newton Show, a weekly podcast featuring interviews with people from all over the world.

In January of 2015, Todd Newton helped launch a new radio station in St. Louis called NOW 96.3 and can currently be heard each weekday from 10am-2pm.


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Newton is also a top rated corporate speaker on the topic of human achievement. In 2012, he authored his first book, Life in the Bonus Round: A Game Show Host's Road to Success and Fulfillment, which was followed by The Choice Is Yours: Six Keys for Putting Your Best into Action and Create A Superstar Demo Reel in 2013. In early 2014, Newton penned the hilarious nine act play First and Last Month. Readers are also familiar with the popular Todd Newton SPEAKS blog in which one of our generation's finest conversationalists gives his take on pop culture and world events. Regarding his career as an author, Newton said in 2014, "I do not write because of some rare talent. I write because of a little voice inside of me that says really cool things and never wants to shut up."

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