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Jim McNabb



Jim McNabb is a retired journalist and talent based in Austin, Texas. He's seen TV news go from black and white film to digital. He's seen radio news virtually disappear due to deregulation. He critiques media in his blog, (Website hidden).
Jim McNabb’s distinctive delivery is powerful, yet flexible. His voice is immediately recognizable to longtime Central Texans who connect him with broadcast news. Others will be drawn to his authoritative presence.
The voice is an instrument, and McNabb knows how to play it.
A narration, a character, an interpretative recitation, a “newscast”—He can and will do it all. Like almost everyone else in South Austin, he is a songwriter/singer with seven CDs. He is the TV "anchorman" in the film "Elvis and Anabelle" released on DVD, June 29, 2010.


English (North American), Spanish


North American, Spanish, US South West (Texas)

Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Special Skills

Internet Video, Music, Radio, Television


For 40 years, McNabb practiced journalism in Austin, Texas working in all phases of the business, much of it on-the-air in both television and radio. He started as a DJ and ended up as managing editor of the NBC affiliate. It is rare in broadcast news to work in one market for most of career. Some people still think he's on the air.



BA in Radio and Television from Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
MA in Radio, Television and Film from The University of Texas at Austin



Several. My favorite is a MXL 990

Computer & Software

Dell Inspiron 530

Special Equipment

A home studio with a keyboard, guitars, and other instruments.

Delivery Methods

Email a MP3 or burned to CD

Turnaround Time

Quick. It all depends on the need. If it dry copy for a spot, it can be turned in less than an hour.

Service Description

Voice-over. Narration. On-camera


"...He has a passion for the business of broadcasting."

Bruce Whiteaker, former News Director at KXAN TV.

Voice Over Clients

Clients are former employers:
KEYE TV, Austin; KXAN TV, Austin; KVUE TV, Austin, KASE/KVET Radio, Austin, KLBJ AM & FM, Austin. I've done voice work on a spot basis since retiring from news.

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