Journalist, Talk Show Host, Producer, Actor, Author, Comedian, Influencer, Speaker, Teacher, Manager, Coach and CEO - Rolonda
This six-week, 90-minute live Master Class helps you discover your own unique voice so you can transform it into a viable tool for prosperity, purpose and a brand new passion.
Behind the Scenes - Working from Home for Divorce Court
Range is everything in Voice work and here I tried to show my range in commercials and promos
Here, I voice the Warrior Priestess and Champion, Illaoi, for the billion dollar a day game, League of Legends.
For almost two decades, I've enjoyed the role of Professor Wiseman on Curious George
Love voicing Mary Sinclair on Nickelodeon! Yes, I'm a LEGO!
For more than three decades, her name, face, and distinctive voice have been known by audiences everywhere, thanks to her many award-winning works in television, radio, film, digital media, comedy, and her new book; a romance suspense novel, called, DESTINY LINGERS, which is endorsed by Dr. Maya Angelou. The National Book Club Conference awarded Rolonda with the Bebe Moore Campbell Award for Excellence in Storytelling. She has also received the Editor’s Choice Award, as well as the Rising Star Award.
Most know her by one name, Rolonda, under which she launched her own internationally syndicated talk show (1994-1998), produced by her company, Watts Works, in association with King World Productions. Rolonda began her television career as a local CBS news reporter at WFMY-TV in Greensboro, North Carolina, before joining New Jersey Network, WNBC-TV where she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her Excellence in Live TV News Coverage. She would later join the WABC Eyewitness News team in New York where she served as an investigative news reporter and anchor. Ro later co-hosted Lifetime television’s talk show Attitudes before joining Inside Edition as weekend anchor, producer, and senior correspondent. Then TV mogul Roger King made Ro an offer she couldn’t refuse; her own internationally syndicated TV talk show, Rolonda, which you can still watch today on The Rolonda Watts Channel on YouTube!
Ro’s deep, rich, and raspy voice is one of the most recognized in the business, serving as the Announcer for Divorce Court (FOXTV) and Judge Joe Brown (CBS). In animation, Rolonda just landed roles in Madagascar (DreamWorks) and the new animated LEGO’S series (Nickelodeon). She also co-stars with Tyler Perry in his first animated movie, Tyler Perry’s Medea’s Tough Love (Lionsgate). For two decades, Ro has voiced the role of Professor Wiseman on Curious George (Universal) ... In video games, Rolonda is the voice of champion Illaoi in League of Legends.
In TV & movies, Rolonda enjoys her recurring role on Criminal Minds (CBS) in which she plays FBI Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Melissa Meyers. Ro also stars in American Bred, Sister Code, House Party5:Tonight’s the Night (WB), Broken Roads, House Arrest, and A Mother’s Love, which won the highly coveted Five-Star Dove Award. Ro’s other movies include Second Chance Christmas, Christmas Mail, Soul Ties, and 25 Hill. She stars as Hollywood legend Dorothy Dandridge in Defying the Stars and Josephine Baker in Return to Babylon.
Ro is also a standup comedian, having recently headlined at Caroline’s on Broadway in NYC, and also a featured comedian at The Comedy Store in LA, The Ice House, Flapper.s Ha! Ha!, the Comedy Union, The J Spot and more.
A committed philanthropist with an honorary doctorate from Winston-Salem State University for her humanitarian works, Rolonda has served on the board of directors for Literacy Volunteers of New York City, the board of advisors for the Rahway State Prison’s Lifers Group, and the board of advisors for the United Negro College Fund.
The Spelman College Alumna Association awarded Ro for her community service and contributions to the entertainment industry. The McDonald’s Corporation honored Ro as “a Broadcast legend.” Facebook & Business magazine calls her “the queen of all media.”
Rolonda holds degrees from Spelman College, where she was graduated magna cum laude. She holds a master’s degree in the Science of Journalism from Columbia University in NYC, where she served as president of Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists. There are official “Rolonda Days” in New York City and Newark, New Jersey. Ro lives in New York with her rescue terrier, Langston Hughes,
Check out Rolonda’s podcast at RolondaOnDemand.com - Guests include Carol Burnett, Jane Fonda, Joy Ann Reid, Judge Greg Mathis, Dr. Maya Angelou, Jack Canfield, Leeza Gibbons and many more!
Contact Ro at email@example.com
Guests include Carol Burnett, Jane Fonda, Joy Ann Reid, Judge Greg Mathis, Dr. Maya Angelou, Jack Canfield, Leeza Gibbons and many more!
As an investigative news reporter in New York City, Destiny uncovers breaking stories every day, but she has yet to uncover the truth of her own life―until the morning she discovers a strand of red hair on her husband's pillow.
Unfortunately, the only person Destiny knows with red hair is her best friend, Eve. Amid two personal tragedies and a shocking story of deceit, Destiny is sent plunging into a nightmarish depression that prompts her to flee back to her roots on Topsail Island, North Carolina―first with her husband and then by herself with the hope of healing her heart and piecing her life back together after their marriage unravels.
But when fate keeps leading her back to the island's handsome police chief, Chase McKenzie, Destiny soon realizes that her racially-charged past has risen up to meet a more progressive present and opened the door for a second chance at first love.
Now only one question remains: is this the right time for both of them?
In this contemporary romance, a heartbroken journalist embarks on a journey of self-discovery where she must overcome her personal pain and find tranquility before she can realize true love.
My Voice Over Reel. I'm proud to be the voice of Professor Wiseman on Curious George! Lego's, Madagascar, Divorce Court and more ...
Clips from some of my favorite movie and TV roles.
Theatrical Agent: JMason@Buchwald.com
Speaking topics: Divine Leadership, The Art of Reinvention, Diversity & Inclusion, Women's Empowerment, CBD
Speaking Agent: Connie@Pheiffgroup.com
Here I reveal to Tamron Hall why I chose to walk away from sleaze TV.
Rolonda On Demand on the C-Suite Radio Network - and wherever else you love to listen to podcasts!
Find out what inspired me to write my interracial romance novel, Destiny Lingers
Here, I perform for the Yo Cannabis Weed Comedy Stream for 4/20
Christopher Parler, Entrepreneur
If you want to reinvent yourself, Rolonda, is your go-to woman! I’ve known this fabulous woman since we were freshman in high school, and we became best friends. I’ve been amazed at the way she thinks outside the box and creates a vision and reality for herself that has always inspired others to be their best selves. Her positive can-do attitude casts aside any nay-sayers. She is a life-long learner who reaches into her depths so she can utilize her full potential. She always said in high school that she was going to be famous—and I’ve watched her do just that time and time again! She has been a positive influence to so many people from all walks of life for so many years. She’s the real deal! Rolonda has a way of tapping into the mind body spirit connection that makes her influence impactful and long-lasting. There’s no stopping Rolonda, and I am confident she can help you tap into and live into your dreams too!
Shannon White, Presbyterian (PCUSA) Pastor in CT
I would just like to say on behalf of myself and the Cultural Proficiency Institute for Educators, we were very moved by her presentation and the compassion she showed towards others. She brought my team such great inspiration and confidence to know that they can overcome anything that comes their way.
A compassionate educator, orator, and inspirational leader,
Dr. Tanis King Starck
Cultural Proficiency Institute for Educators