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Tony Potts
Anthony Ray Potts

(1963-01-23) January 23, 1963 (age 57)
Shalini Vadhera (m. 2010)

Anthony Ray Potts (born January 23, 1963) is an American television personality. In front of the camera as a presenter, Potts hosted USA Hollywood entertainment show Access Hollywood for 13-seasons from April 1999 to February 2011, before launching his own ideation company in the content, startup and investment space.


Potts graduated from California State University at Humboldt with a B.A. in Journalism/Editorial Writing and a Minor in Radio/Television. In the 90s, Potts hosted Good Day New York on WNYW and then moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 1997 after signing a one-year talk show development deal with ABC/Buena Vista Television, but the subsequent pilot was not picked up. He then signed a development deal with Paramount Television before leaving to join NBC and a subsequent long 13-season run on Access Hollywood.

During Potts' time in New York, he appeared in the film Ransom. In Los Angeles he was in the season two finale of CSI: Miami, playing a helicopter pilot. He played himself on several episodes of the FX series Dirt, which starred Courteney Cox.

Potts can also be seen from time-to-time on CNN, HLN and local television in Los Angeles and New York.


On February 16, 2007, Potts won the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game Most Valuable Player award, as Potts scored 14 points and had 8 rebounds as the West defeated the East 40-21.

Personal life

On July 24, 2010, he married Indian entrepreneur and television personality Shalini Vadhera.[1] Potts has two daughters.


  1. ^ "Tony Potts gets married!". 2010-07-25. Retrieved 2011-07-16.

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