Weekend Co-Anchor And Correspondent
Tony Potts is the weekend co-anchor and correspondent for "Access Hollywood," the daily entertainment newsmagazine show currently in its ninth season of providing the most comprehensive coverage of entertainment news and personalities on television. Potts joined "Access Hollywood" in April 1999, coming to the show after 12 years in television news and sports. In addition to his duties at "Access Hollywood," Potts also contributes regularly to the "Today" show.
During his tenure at "Access Hollywood," Potts has covered many high profile events, including the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, the Emmys, and the Grammys. He's also traveled across the globe to interview the biggest stars in film, music and television. This includes covering Italy's Venice Film Festival, France's Cannes Film Festival and Deauxville Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. Potts also traveled to the jungles of Borneo for the first taping of "Survivor," and to the Australian outback for the second season of the popular television series. Potts met up with the "Today" show's Matt Lauer in Paris and then again in the South of France for the morning show's "Where in the World is Matt Lauer" series.
Prior to joining "Access Hollywood," Potts co-hosted Fox's "Good Day New York" and anchored the "Fox News at Noon" where he covered everything from major sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, the World Series and the NBA Finals to New York City's biggest news stories. This included hosting Fox's live broadcast of the Pope's historic mass in Central Park and covering the TWA 800 disaster. In addition, Potts broke a story regarding corrupt cab drivers and owners, which resulted in the overhaul of New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission's procedures. He has also served as a freelance reporter for ABC's "Good Morning America."
Potts has a couple of film and television credits to his name, including appearances in the Mel Gibson film, "Ransom," and recently on the 2002-2003 season finale of CBS's hit show "CSI: Miami."
Potts has won an Emmy Award for feature reporting, two Associated Press Awards and one Society of Professional Journalists Award. He is a graduate of the California State University at Humboldt.
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