There have been many articles written this election season about voice actors who voice political ads, but this one is the best in our opinion. It goes into some detail about the actual voice acting process and offers fresh insights that haven't been covered in every other article. It's also very even-handed from a political perspective.
The only criticism we have is that they should have also interviewed at least one female voice actor, especially since, as the article correctly points out, women are in high demand for political voiceovers.
An interesting side note...like almost every other genre of voice acting, it is no longer necessary to live in the geographical vicinity of where most of the media consultants who produce these ads are located, i.e.,Washington metro area. In fact, save for one, every actor interviewed for this article lives far outside the D.C. area.
Washington Times: "It’s deceptively difficult to get a decent voice-over,” said Mr. Groeling, chairman of UCLA's Department of Communications Studies. “That’s something my students often have trouble with. It’s amazing how bad a commercial can be with the wrong voice. It kills. Takes the audience out of the moment."