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Bonnie Optekman

Bonnie Optekman

New York, New York, US

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Bonnie Optekman

Bonnie Optekman

  New York, New York, US



I'm a professional, non-union voice over artist based in Manhattan with a home studio.

A former VP at NBC News, my favorite gig was being VOG for their Education Nation live three-day event.
NBC News Radio and Dateline have also used my work. I'm the voice of JLTV and have voiced narration for Visitors TV Network and played a role as the teacher in an educational DVD series.

My voice is:
-Authentic and conversational for commercials and live events without a heavy announcer style.
-Dramatic and warm as a narrative storyteller.
-Funny and engaging for character reads.
-Believable and authoritative for testimonials and spokesperson reads.
-Bright and quick for upbeat promos.
-Wry with a touch of schadenfreude for sarcastic promos.

I'm flexible, collaborative, and take direction well.

Thank you,


English (North American), English


US General American (GenAm), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)


Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult

Special Skills

Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames


Some highlights:
The “voice” of NBC News Education Nation 2012
Currently the "voice" of JLTV (Jewish Life TV cable network).
I’ve voiced for Dateline and NBC News Radio (for which I also wrote).
I narrated for Visitors TV Network.
Voiced a role in an educational DVD series.



I've studied and continue to do coaching work with Marla Kirban Voiceovers, Abacus Entertainment, John McKinney and Amy Marcs.
I'm a member of:


  • Microphone

    Rode Podcaster

  • Computer & Software

    MacBook Pro; Audacity; Garage Band; Adobe

  • Delivery Methods

    email; ftp; Dropbox; iCloud

  • Turnaround Time

    within an hour

Service Description

I know how to find the creative concept of a commercial and deliver it. I know how to impart a story's narrative without over shadowing it. I can promote with enthusiasm and honesty and I can hold an audience's attention at a live event.
I'll want to make you successful because that makes me successful too.
Thank you.

Payment Terms

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