If you’re a NBC Nightly News viewer, you may have noticed a change in the cast this evening. Turns out NBC has opted for a celebrity to provide voice imaging and announcing services for the evening broadcast.
It’s official: Michael Douglas is the new announcer for the NBC Nightly News.
“Before we go tonight, as promised, a word about the new voice you heard at the top of the broadcast tonight,” Brian Williams said at the close of this evening’s NBC Nightly News.
“Yes, that is Michael Douglas…the great Michael Douglas, actor, producer, and Academy Award winner.”
“Michael replaces the recording of the great Howard Reig, the voice of Nightly News for decades. Howard retired two years ago; we’ve been using his recording ever since.”
Now, NBC is not the first television network to choose a celebrity for voice work. CNN has works with James Earl Jones, who is known for his strong, booming voice.
Are ABC, CBS and FOX to follow?
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