Writer/On-Air Sound Effects
His voice is seldom heard but the sounds of Fred Norris have been making Stern Show fans laugh for decades. In addition to playing the audio drops that we all know and love, Fred is the head writer and the longest tenured employee of the Howard Stern Show, excluding Howard himself. Raised in the bucolic farmlands of Central Connecticut, Fred was banned from watching television growing up. Instead, Fred read and memorized as many books as possible, including the encyclopedia, filling his head with the otherwise useless knowledge that he shows off during the long-running bit, 'Win Fred's Money'. While still in college, Fred worked overnights for WCCC in Hartford and at the end of one late shift, met the man who would change his life forever, Howard Stern. Since 1979, Fred has written some of the Stern Show's most legendary bits, lent his voice to countless impersonations and will even strum a few guitar licks whenever Howard is in the mood to sing a tune on-air. Fred lives in New York with his lovely wife Allison and his daughter, Tess.