Full Name
Rolonda Watts
Job Title
Announcer for Sherri Show
Watts Works Productions
Speaker Bio
For four decades, her name, face, and distinctive voice have been known by audiences everywhere, thanks to her many award-winning works in television, radio, film, theatre, digital media, stand up comedy, motivational speaking and author of DESTINY LINGERS, her award-winning romance suspense novel, endorsed by Dr. Maya Angelou.

Most know her by one name, Rolonda, under which she launched her own internationally syndicated talk show (1994-1998), produced by King World Productions and her Watts Works Productions. Rolonda just made a return to daytime TV on the Sherri talk show, as the announcer, promo voice, and guest judge for Sherri's Funny Over 50 Stand-Up Comedy Contest .

Years before talk, Rolonda was an Emmy nominated investigative news reporter, anchorwoman and producer for Inside Edition, WABC-TV Eyewitness News, WNBC, New Jersey Nightly News, and WFMY-TV. Ro was also a Cable Ace nominated Co-Host of the talk show, Attitudes, on Lifetime TV.

From News to Talk to Hollywood to Stage, Rolonda, forever The Reinventionist, recently made her Off-Broadway debut in “sandblasted” with The Vineyard Theatre and The Women’s Project Theatre in NYC.

Rolonda also played ten different roles in three different plays at one time in The Till Trilogy at the Mosaic Theatre in Washington, DC. All three plays are recommended for the prestigious Helen Hayes Award.

In TV & movies, Rolonda stars as Hazel Wilson in the new MC Lyte sitcom, Partners in Rhyme on ALLBLK ... She’s also seen on Criminal Minds (CBS, BULL (CBS), and in the BET movie, Due Season.

In stand up comedy, Ro headlined at Caroline’s on Broadway in NY and in LA at The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, The Ice House, Flappers, Ha! Ha!, The Comedy Union, The J Spot and more.

Ro’s deep, rich, and raspy voice is one of the most recognized in the voiceover business where she is also a top voice coach with her Voice Acting Master Class. Visit Rolonda.com

Rolonda’s clients include Google, AT&T, Cologaurd, Boeing, McDonald’s, Well’s Fargo, Divorce Court (FOXTV), Judge Joe Brown (CBS), Temptation, the game show. She is currently announcer and promo voice for the Sherri talk show.

In animation, Rolonda plays Aunt P in Invincible Fight Girl, coming to the Cartoon Network and HBOMax series. She’s also the voice of Professor Wiseman on Curious George, Mary Sinclair in Lego’s City Adventures, Madagascar, King Fu Panda, Cannon Busters, and stars with Tyler Perry in his first animated movie, Tyler Perry’s Medea’s Tough Love. In video games, Rolonda is the voice of Kraken Warrior Priestess Illaoi in League of Legends. And just landed the role of Bookwoman in the video game, TORCH.

The McDonald’s Corporation honored Ro as “A Broadcast Legend.”

Facebook & Business Magazine calls her “The Queen of All Media.”

There are official “Rolonda Days” in New York City and Newark, New Jersey

Rolonda holds degrees from Spelman College, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and an Honorary Doctorate from Winston-Salem State University.

Rolonda lives in New York City with her rescue Terrier, Langston Hughes.

Check out Rolonda’s podcast at RolondaOnDemand.com and visit Ro’s Website at rolonda.com and follow her in social media @rolondawatts.
Rolonda Watts