Oprah has job offer for Ted Williams

    Oprah Winfrey is the latest person to offer the Man With the Golden Voice a job.







    Oprah Winfrey is the latest person to offer the Man With the Golden Voice a job.

    Oprah told "Inside Edition" she’s got a job at the recently launched Oprah Winfrey Network that’s pitch perfect for Ted Williams.
    "I would like to see him be part of OWN," Oprah announced. "It would be fantastic to hear him say, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Network.’" 

    The media maven also offered up her opinion of why she thinks America is so fascinated by Ted’s incredible story of redemption. “It means you can be homeless on the street, carrying a sign like we’ve all seen, and this can happen to you," Oprah stated.

    The voice over work is simply the last job offer for Ted, a once-homeless man from Ohio. He rose to stardom last week after he amazed millions with his incredible speaking voice in a YouTube video from The Columbus Dispatch. He was dubbed The Man With the Golden Voice, after people heard him deliver lines in a satiny smooth voice just made for the airwaves.
    Ted is actually a former radio announcer, but his life took a turn for the worst in 1996. As he told “The Today Show,” that’s when he became addicted to drugs and alcohol.

    Ted has been very vocal about the fact that he credits his comeback to his faith in God. Since his YouTube took the world by storm, the floodgates of opportunity have opened, but Ted is still considering his options.

    For starters, The Cleveland Cavaliers have offered him a salaried job as an arena announcer, and it’s throwing in a home to sweeten the deal. Ted told “The Today Show” that he’s giving that offer a lot of thought.  

    Then, there’s The Ohio Credit Union League. The company has put him on retainer for voice work and given him $10,000 in cash. There’s also word that ESPN has offered him a job, and MTV is supposedly discussing options for a reality show about Ted. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s also locked in a gig doing voicework for MSNBC’s Lean Forward campaign, launching this Thursday.

    In the meantime, Kraft cashed in on the buzz surrounding Ted by having him promote their Kraft Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese in a new commercial. 



    With the exception of the offer from the Cavs, Ted hasn’t said much about which jobs he will likely take in the future. However, doing some voice work for Oprah could yield continuing benefits. What she’s envisioned is kind of like what James Earl Jones did for CNN.

    On top of that, Oprah is famous for giving her friends shows. With the launch of Own, we’ve seen how something as small as a guest spot on her show could grow into a series. In short, it’s good business to be friends with Oprah. 

    In Ted’s case, however, it’s unlikely that he would get a talk show, but he might be prime candidate for a reality series. If S2S, had its say, a show about Ted re-connecting with all nine of his kids, could make for very good TV.



    – Sonya Eskridge




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