Byron Wood

News, documentary, authoritative

Voice Description

I've done a variety of projects including being a news anchor for more than 30 years. I've also done national television spots for Ameritrade and many industrial films for Union Pacific Railroad. Besides that I've done many commercials and public service announcements so at times I've been serious and authoritative, as well as fun, light hearted and smooth.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - Other

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Some hispanic accents and odd ball accents.

My Voice Experience

I've done a variety of projects including being a news anchor for more than 30 years. I've also done national television spots for Ameritrade and many industrial films for Union Pacific Railroad. Besides that I've done many commercials and public service announcements so at times I've been serious and authoritative, as well as fun, light hearted and smooth.

My Training

News Experience
KRIS TV (Corpus Christi, TX) 2001-2006
Weekday news anchor for 5 & 9 pm newscasts, and general assignments reporter. During my stay the 5pm ratings were the highest recorded for the station and number one in the market on occasion.
KPTM TV (Omaha, NE)) 1996-2000
News anchor for 9pm newscast. Recorded the highest ratings for the 9pm newscast at that station while competing against entertainment programs.

WOWT TV (Omaha, NE) 1978-1991
• Weekday news anchor for the 5 6 & 10 pm newscasts. At the time WOWT was the dominant number 1 rated news organization with all of its newscasts rated number 1.

KVUE TV (Austin, TX) 1976-1978
• Weekday news anchor for the 6 & 10 pm newscasts. Posted a strong number 2 rating in the market and in one book the 10pm show was number one at a time when the station was just five years old competing against a dominant CBS affiliate.

KGGM TV (Albuquerque, NM) 1973-1976
• Initially a reporter covering spot news and the city/county beat. Promoted to weekend sports anchor, then weekend news anchor and weekday anchor my last year and a half at the station.


Independent Work

• Presently doing audiovisual projects including industrials and commercials for Quadrant Productions in Corpus Christi.
• In Omaha hosted the Independent Investor, a financial news program featuring interviews with the nation’s top financial newsletter writers. The program aired on CNBC, KTLA, WNYW, WGN and was syndicated in more than 60 markets around the country. Also narrated North American Outdoors a hunting and fishing show that aired regularly on ESPN. Also hosted the program Profiles featuring interviews with prominent individuals including consumer advocated Ralph Nader, journalist Carl Bernstein, presidential press secretary Marlin Fitzwater, news anchor Catherine Cryer, civil rights activist Julian Bond and environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Education
University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, N.M.) 1970-1974
B.A. (journalism major, speech minor)

Awards
2005- Readers Choice Best of the Best local anchors (Corpus Christi Caller Times)
2004-Reader’s Choice Best of the Best local anchors (Corpus Christi Caller Times)
2004 Readers Choice Best of the Best local anchors (Corpus Christi Caller Times)
1988- Best Omaha Newscaster (Our City magazine)
1983-Best Newsperson of the Year (American Women in Radio and Television)
1983-Investigative Reporting (Associated Press)
1983-Mark Twain Award (Associated Press enterprise reporting)
1982-Feature Reporting (Associated Press
1975-Golden Ape Award (feature reporting)











My Studio Equipment

KORG D 1600 MKII, MAC 24" WITH GARAGE BAND, VARIOUS MICROPHONES INCLUDING MXL USB 006, MXL 990 AND MXL 990 CONDENSER MIC

Additional Skills

Experience rock, blues and jazz guitarist. Filled in for established bands in Omaha market. Bandleaders included internationally prominent musician including Ron Cooley, Guitarist for Mannheim Steamroller and Matt Wallace, saxophone player for the Maynard Ferguson jazz band.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

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Contact Information

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