MEDIA RELEASE – Voting is Now Open To Choose “Unofficial” Winner for Announcer Job at NBC Nightly News

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BUFFALO, New York, December 27, 2007 – – With over 60 nominations submitted by professional voice talents in just four days, audio’connell Voice Over Talent president and professional voice over talent Peter K. O’Connell has opened to the public the voting process to select the “unofficial” winner for his company’s completely unofficial auditions for the announcer’s job on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.


O’Connell joined a chorus of voices on the web who were disappointed by the vocal performance of well respected actor Michael Douglas, the network’s new choice for the announcing position on the program.

Proposing a solution, O’Connell posted a completely unofficial open casting call on his voice-over company’s blog – The call garnered over 60 submissions from voice over talents around the globe, all reading the news program’s introduction script with the show’s theme music. Almost 100 responses/votes have been posted on the blog to date, including the donation of a new USB microphone as a prize by donor who requested anonymity.

The auditions can be heard on the audio’connell Voice Over Talent’s blog site – – or accessed through the company’s web site –

Voters are requested to pick their top three choices from the submitted auditions, ranked in order of preference. Complete rules are listed on the blog.

O’Connell had advised that the network “should probably take Douglas back into the studio and try again. He’s a very talented guy. But if NBC News decides to make a change in announcers, we’ve got a bunch of great professional voices for them to choose from.”

audio’connell Voice Over Talent is a worldwide voice over talent service featuring professional male and female voice talents specializing in commercials, character voices, corporate narrations, voice imaging, podcasts and messaging on-hold (MOH) created for advertising agencies, media and broadcast production companies as well as both large and small businesses around the world.

The company also operates Voice Over Workshop ( to provide professional voice over training to novice and experienced voice talent around the world.
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