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Laura Vandiver

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New York City, New York, US 4:20 AM (EST) Local Time




About Laura Vandiver

My work can currently be heard on a wide variety of advertisements that run on The New York Times' slate of podcasts, including The Daily.

I am a full-time professional voice actor living in New York City and I have recorded thousands of radio and television commercials, pre-roll ads, audiobooks, explainer videos and e-learning programs for clients around the world. I graduated from the College of Wooster with a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre and a minor in Chinese language. I grew up in Ohio and although I now live in the big city, I have a warm, friendly Midwestern accent and a relatable millennial tone that will bring your project to life.

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Vocal Characteristics


English (North American), English

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Voice Ages

Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54)


North American, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn)

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Voice Over Skills

Animation Movie Trailers Documentaries Audiobooks Elearning Radio Ad Telephone Videogames Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad

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Turnaround Time

Less Than 48 hours

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)


Neumann TLM 103

Computer & Software

MacBook, TwistedWave, ProTools, Audacity

Special Equipment

Sound Proofing, PreAmp

Service Overview

Voice Over

I record out of my home studio in New York City on my Neumann TLM 103 microphone. Most of my projects are self-directed, but I'm always happy to join clients for directed sessions over SourceConnect, Zoom, Skype, or a good old fashioned phone call. I can send raw or edited audio through the Voices platform or over email, Dropbox, or WeTransfer. I typically have a very speedy turn around time. I hope to lend my friendly Midwestern millennial voice to your project very soon!

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Voice Over Experience

Voice Actor for Podcast Ads

The New York Times • Freelance

Nov 2020 - Present

I voice the ad reads for NYT podcasts heard by millions of listeners every day. You can hear my voice on The Daily, Serial, Ezra Klein, Modern Love, This American Life, and many more.

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Voice Over Testimonials

Laura got the job done fast, without loss of quality. She takes direction well, and I'll definitely work with her again.

Michael W.

Laura has a great voice, is very professional and honestly a delight to have worked with. Look forward to having her do more in the future.

M. Rashid

Laura finished the project way before her estimated deadline, including revision. Lovely person, voice, and freelancer. Always a pleasure!

Barbara P.
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Very Professional

43 people said Laura was a professional from start to finish.

Fast Turnaround Time

27 people said Laura provided files faster than they expected.

Great Communicator

25 people said Laura communicated clearly and quickly.

Excellent Quality

23 people said Laura’s final deliverable quality exceeded their expectations.

Takes Direction Very Well

17 people said Laura followed directions to deliver the project.

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Joselito Seldera

Nov 27, 2022

Great talent to work with! Very accomodating and professional. Will definitely hire again!

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Alex Rupert

Nov 17, 2022

Thanks for all your amazing work!

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Nov 17, 2022

Top-level work from Laura as always!

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How do I work with Laura Vandiver?

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  1. Invite Laura to respond to your new or existing project.
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  1. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard, or PayPal directly through Voices.
  2. Voices holds your funds until you're satisfied with Laura's work.
  3. When the work is done, download your files.