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Kathryn Barrett

Kathryn Barrett

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

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Kathryn Barrett

Kathryn Barrett

  Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

Highlights

Kathryn is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist with numerous national and regional awards to her credit, including a national Clarion award and many Associated Press and Virginia Association of Broadcasters awards. She enjoyed a career in TV and radio news for more than 25 years.

It goes without saying that with all her radio and television broadcasting experience, Kathryn nails the announcer voice. But unlike most newscasters, she is also the anti-announcer. Kathryn has a lovely tone, clear enunciation and evokes a range of moods from dreamy and romantic to high energy and persuasive.

She is as at-home voicing a podcast as she is interviewing notable celebrities and politicians including the then-Vice President of the Unites States and the President of Honduras as she is voicing the grocery store specials or an educational documentary.

Kathryn specializes in Documentaries, TV Narration, Internet Video Narration, Nature Documentary Narration, Medical and Health Narration, Explainer Videos, Promotional Video Narration, Business and Technical Narration and, of course, TV News Promos!

Languages

English (North American)

Accent

US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta)

Ages

Middle Aged

Special Skills

Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television

Experience

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? Xenotransplantation? Kathryn loves to include complicated medical terminology in general conversation! As a longtime medical reporter, she has been in operating rooms side-by-side with plastic surgeons explaining complicated craniofacial surgery, in Vietnam with Operation Smile watching cleft lip surgeries, at the University of Pittsburgh for liver transplants, and with cardiac surgeons at Cleveland Clinic experimenting with heart ablation techniques. She was invited by the prestigious Wake Forest University Addiction Studies program to a seminar on mental health and addictions.

A video producer who Kathryn often works with asked if Kathryn could help her with an educational video. The producer told her, "you're the one I know I can count on when it comes to pronouncing things like Old Dominion University Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technology program!"

Kathryn has traveled to more than a dozen foreign countries and covered wars in Iraq and Croatia where she reported from American military combat tent hospitals.

She also loves to travel to vacation destinations.

Growing up in Philadelphia, just down the road- literally- from "Mad" Anthony Wayne's birthplace and Valley Forge, Kathryn was surrounded by the history of the American Revolution. Today, she lives not far from historic Colonial Williamsburg and important Civil War sites. How could you not love history?

During the summer, you'll find her courtside covering tennis for USTA. com, the United States Tennis Association. In the fall she cheers on the Penn State Nittany Lions. She volunteers with many non-profit organizations and currently serving on the board of her regional university alumni chapter. She believes that giving back through community service is an essential part of life.

But truth be told, Kathryn has spent a lot of her career sitting in a quiet audio or editing booth. It's not glamorous, but that's where everything comes together. She is detailed driven and wants a project to be just right. Her goal is to draw on her life experience and professional experience so she can understand what a client envisions for his or her project. It's all about delivering just the right tone to turn what's written on paper into perfection.

Credentials

Education

Pennsylvania State University, B.A.- Speech Communications, Broadcasting.
She briefly studied French at L' Alliance Francaise when she lived in Paris, France.
Growing up in Philadelphia but surrounded by her parent's North Carolina and Virginia southern accents, she can naturally fall into a light southern accent, y'all!

Studio

  • Microphone

    Blue Microphones Yeti Pro USB Condenser

  • Computer & Software

    MacBook Pro. Vegas Pro Edit.

  • Delivery Methods

    Mp3, wave, aiff, dropbox, wetransfer, google

  • Turnaround Time

    24 hours. Flexible when on deadline!

Voice Over Clients

Sentara Optima Health
Riverside Regional Health System
Old Dominion University
Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club
Boleman Law Center

Payment Terms

Hire Kathryn as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

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