Is Monday Night Football a big deal in your house? How about Hockey Night in Canada? Or maybe your family is more about MLB?
In the household that I share with my husband and our cats, sports are a big deal (okay, maybe not to the cats, but have you ever met one? Not exactly easy to please).
My name is Maria Pendolino, and I have worked in the world of voice acting for more than a decade. As a professional voice actor, I am always thrilled to lend my voice to sports promos of any kind. With the help of my friendly (yet authoritative) voice, I can walk that delicate line between relaying practical info and stirring up excitement and pride. When it comes to sports voiceover, it’s about more than just business for me. It’s a melding of two of my lifelong passions.
Maria Pendolino: Monday Night Football promo voice announcer
I live (and was born and raised) in Buffalo, so I’d like to say that I understand firsthand the sanctity of the Monday Night Football tradition. You can imagine my delight, then, when I got the opportunity to voice the Monday Night Football pre-kickoff promo for week 9 on November 8th, 2021, that celebrated the rivalry and the game between the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers. Check it out here:
Why hire a professional voiceover artist for a sports promo?
Don’t underestimate the role that a professional voice actor plays in sports marketing . Any sports fan knows the importance of a compelling sports commentator or promo announcer. When it comes to high stake sports games, clear communication is necessary—ask any fan whether or not an attention to detail in sports is important, and they’re sure to say a resounding “yes”.
I’m available for promo work, game wrap work, and any other marketing communications for a sports team. I am happy to work with both local and national sports teams. The global sports industry is valued at a staggering 1.1 trillion dollars. With this much money on the table, it’s best to leave your promos up to the professionals. Trained voice actors understand how to engage and command an audience—a skillset that is only becoming more and more of a hot commodity in today’s world where your audience’s attention span is more elusive with every year that passes.
Why choose a female voiceover for a sports promo?
Let’s face it—although the world of voice acting has started to embrace the female voice for things like Voice of God announcements, e-learning videos, commercials and corporate narration, but there are many areas where female voiceover artists are still in the minority. Sports promo, for one, remains a bit of a boy’s club. But that’s changing, and I’m delighted to be a part of the female revolution!
Not only can women more be heard as sports commentators more often than ever before, but it’s also becoming more common for female voiceover actors to provide the voiceovers for promos and sports packages. If you’re looking for a voiceover that sounds like Erin Andrews, you may be happy with my voice demos. I am also inspired and motivated by the other female voice commentators who are paving the way in the sports world, like Lisa Salter, Michele Tafoya, Lisa Salters, Maria Taylor, Suzy Kolber, and of course Beth Mowins, who was the first female commentator to call play-by-play and color commentary for Monday Night Football.
Voice acting services of all kinds
A trained actor since the age of 11, I have been professionally involved in the voice acting business for more than a decade. My first voice acting gig was for a university right here in Buffalo. Since then, my voice has accumulated quite the travel history—it can be heard all around the country and the world in thousands of spots, including commercials, e-learning, medical narration, corporate narration, and more. Some of my big name clients have included the likes of Lowe’s, Glad, Xfinity, Google, Grubhub, and more. Check out an overview of my demo reels here or request a live audition.
From my fully-equipped professional home studio, I am able to present my clients with broadcast-quality audio that is ready to deploy. No expensive trip to a fancy studio in Los Angeles or New York recording studio necessary—just give me your required audio specs, and I’ll send a polished product your way. Get in touch with me today to see how I can bring your sports promo to life. I would love to hear more about your audio needs!
If you’re looking for a female voiceover artist for a sports spot, Maria Pendolino is your gal. A sports fan since childhood, this Buffalo native knows the important role that sports can play in all of our lives—especially when it comes to football.
The times are changing, and more and more sports broadcasters are opting for a female voiceover for their sports promos. If you’re thinking about hiring a female voice for your sports promo, you’re making a good choice. Female voices are shown to resonate extremely well with audience of any gender. Reach out to Maria Pendolino today and learn how her clear, compelling voice can ignite the right level of excitement in your audience.