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Barbara Bogaev

Barbara Bogaev

Los Angeles, California, US

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Barbara Bogaev

Barbara Bogaev

  Los Angeles, California, US


I have a rich alto voice that can range from sultry to sunny. My sound is smart, cultured and conversational, but can also hit a savvy, youthful note in copy with pop culture references.


English (North American), German


British, Dutch, German, North American


Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames


I am a longtime radio talk show host for NPR and other public radio networks. I currently guest host a number of talk shows on KCRW in Los Angeles, and host the podcast of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. As voice over talent I have narrated numerous radio and television documentaries, as well as promotional trailers for film festivals, museums and exhibits. I have also voiced industrial training videos and spots for such clients as Human Rights Watch and the Medical Broadcasting Company.



B.A. from Yale University, 1983


  • Microphone

    RE 50 dynamic and Sennheiser ME66 shotgun

  • Computer & Software

    MacBook Pro, OS X

  • Special Equipment

    Zoom H4n audio recorder

  • Delivery Methods

    FTP, Email attachment for compressed files, FedEx, ISDN possible for some jobs

  • Turnaround Time

    3 hours

Service Description

I am quick to take direction, and am known for cutting studio costs by giving consistently clean, fresh reads. My voice has a smile in it, when one is called for, and comes across with both authority and friendliness. In addition to my experience in journalism, I also have a background in drama and improv, and can bring a character to life with multiple interpretations to give clients varied and contrasting options. I can carry off serious as well as comedic scripts.


"American radio journalist Barbara Bogaev's polished, emotionally neutral narration moderates the violent imagery and politics of the low-budget horror movies that are the subject of this work."
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Julian Hoeber

Voice Over Clients

Medical Broadcasting Company
Human Rights Watch
Philadelphia Film Festival
Artist Julian Hoeber

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