Remember when all the hoopla concerning Michael Douglas announcing at NBC was flying fast and furiously?
President of audio’connell voice talent, Peter K. O’Connell, rather offended by NBC’s new announcer selection, decided that instead of simply being someone who pointed out a fly in the soup, he’d be a person who would also take action and do something constructive and creative about the situation.
An unofficial NBC Nightly News contest challenging professional voice actors to strut their stuff as possible replacements for Michael Douglas took on a life of its own over the Christmas holiday season, resulting in more than 60 entrants and over 154 votes each consisting of the voters preference for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.
On January 13th, 2008, the winners were announced via the Voxmarketising podcast.
The official winners of the unofficial NBC Nightly News Announcing contest are:
Source: VOX Daily