Rolonda Watts
American television talk show host
Rolonda Watts
Rolonda Watts is an American actress, producer, voice over artist, novelist, motivational speaker, and television and radio talk show host. She was the host of eponymous Rolonda, an internationally-syndicated talk show which aired from 1994 to 1997. She is currently the Announcer and radio and TV promo voice of the courtroom show Judge Joe Brown.
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What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations
Talk Radio Blog - over 3 years
Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, good vision is an important component to playing well. Dwight Howard joins Dr. Val to discuss what he focuses on during a game, as well as his experience as a mentor in the ACUVUE® 1-DAY Contest, where he counseled Anthony, an aspiring professional basketball player. Tune in here. Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more. Last week Tavis spoke with fellow TSN host and newscaster Rolonda Watts.  Host Stephanie Robinson delved into the world of e-books and the publishing push. And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week. On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet funnyman Kevin Bozeman.  Kevin’s been performing his smooth stand-up style in clubs across the country and was the winner of HBO’s Comedy Competition in 2000.  You’ll have seen him in Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and most recently in the hit indie film ...
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What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations
Talk Radio Blog - over 3 years
When you think of summer, many Americans think of beach days, barbeques, and vacations. Most of those activities involve spending prolonged time outdoors, which serves as a reminder to protect the entire family harmful UV rays. Broad-spectrum sunscreen is a must for your skin, but what about your eyes? Tune in here to Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to hear tips and recommendations from two experts on how to protect your body from head-to-toe. Tune in here. Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more.  Last week Tavis spoke with Dr. Robin D.G. Kelly, renowned African American Studies scholar about the Trayvon Martin case.  Host Rolonda Watts welcomed esteemed poet and author, Maya Angelou. And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week. On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet Phil and Jeremy Gerber, co-owners of the Roadster Shop where the restomod will take place this s ...
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Joan Baker, Rudy Gaskins, Rolonda Watts! Host Another That`s Voiceover - Student Operated Press
Google News - over 5 years
Rolonda Watts! But unlike most in voiceover that you hear and become familiar with their voices, but couldn`t pick them out a police lineup if called to identify them, Rolonda Watts is KNOWN BY ALL! It is a well worn phrase they`ve done it all but
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Reflecting on the premier of 25 Hill as Akron goes Hollywood - Suburbanite
Google News - over 5 years
Rolonda Watts of “Days of Our Lives” who played Mrs. Banner, and Ralph Waite of “The Walton's” who played Ed in the film were working and unable to attend. He introduced Timothy Omundson (“Judging Amy,” “Psych”) who played the father, Maureen Flannigan
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JVS Raises Over $326000 to Support Vital Job Services for Angelenos at 14th ... - openPR (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The 14th annual Strictly Business LA Luncheon was held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. This year's event was hosted by Rolonda Watts, Emmy-nominated journalist, talk show host, producer and actor
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Rolonda Watts To Host JVS' 14th Annual Strictly Business L.A. Luncheon - PRLog.Org (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
PRLog (Press Release) – May 13, 2011 – Los Angeles- Journalist, talk show host, actor, producer, novelist and philanthropist Rolonda Watts will host JVS' 14th Strictly Business LA luncheon on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in
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CHRONICLE
NYTimes - almost 20 years
It was not exactly a private moment when JAMES BROWN, the Godfather of Soul, proposed to ROLONDA WATTS during a taping of her talk show, ''Rolonda,'' on Tuesday. ''He called in and said, 'Listen, we've been keeping this quiet, but now it is time to let the world know,' '' she said yesterday. ''Then he asked, 'Will you marry me?' '' Her response?
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Proof That Intelligence Can Fall Below Zero
NYTimes - over 20 years
When it comes to truth in labeling, hand out the kudos to the new movie called ''The Stupids.'' It's about a family called the Stupids. They are. It is. Made by John Landis for anyone whose idea of fun is being trapped inside a dimwitted, bright-colored Saturday morning cartoon world for about an hour and a half, ''The Stupids'' opened yesterday to
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Aim Higher, Forum Urges Talk Shows
NYTimes - over 21 years
In the hyperventilating world of daytime television talk shows, this topic just might have hooked a few producers: Cabinet secretaries who watch Sally Jessy Raphael. Donna E. Shalala, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, made that admission yesterday, a few hours before giving the keynote address at a two-day conference in New York City for
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BENEFITS
NYTimes - over 21 years
Whitney Museum Gala MONDAY -- A dinner-dance at the Whitney Museum of American Art will follow a 1930's nightclub theme, inspired by the museum's exhibition of paintings by Florine Stettheimer, "Manhattan Fantastica." The evening will begin with cocktails at 7, during which Diana Krall, a jazz singer, will perform, followed by dinner and dancing to
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LONG ISLAND JOURNAL
NYTimes - almost 22 years
Silents, Please IT wasn't Pink Floyd. It was Harold Lloyd students of the East Hampton Middle School flocked to see at Guild Hall. The only sounds coming from the hall's John Drew Theater was a piano and the laughter of teen-agers. A free silent-films series sponsored by the Hamptons International Film Festival has become a hit with the teen-agers
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CHRONICLE
NYTimes - almost 22 years
The name of the program, "The Cait and Ali Show," may sound familiar, but it is brand new, having made its debut late last month on Crown Cable, a local access channel in northwestern Connecticut. Cait and Ali are sisters from New Milford, Conn., CAITLYN WELLER , 9 years old, and ALIECE WELLER , 12. They appear on a weekly show produced by their
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Critic's Notebook; Missing Middle-Class Black in TV News
NYTimes - almost 27 years
LEAD: New York's local television news programs have taken heat lately for their hyped-up coverage of two of the city's nastier racial encounters, both in Brooklyn, between blacks and Italian-Americans in Bensonhurst and between blacks and Korean-Americans in Flatbush. The criticism has been earned. Local New York's local television news programs
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Reviews/Dance; Kevin Jeff's Choreography In a Benefit Performance
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: The Jubilation Dance Company had a good reason to celebrate when it offered a benefit performance Friday night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This season it will embark upon its second international and fourth American tour. No wonder Jubilation was jubilant. The Jubilation Dance Company had a good reason to celebrate when it offered a
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NEW JERSEY JOURNAL
NYTimes - over 34 years
DURING the Depression, the Works Progress Administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt came into Hudson County and built two sports stadiums, a 28,500-seat behemoth in Jersey City and a 7,000-seat facility on Hudson Boulevard (now Kennedy Boulevard) in Union City. The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency is now putting the final touches on plans
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rolonda Watts
    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 51
    As of 2011, Watts is the voice of Professor Wiseman in the PBS Kids animated program Curious George.
    More Details Hide Details She voices "Gladys" in the Nickelodeon series, "The Penguins of Madagascar." Watts is currently shooting two films, with five others waiting for release, including her first starring role in A Mother's Love and leading roles in Christmas Mail, House Arrest, Soul Ties, Broken Roads and 25 Hill, a film written and produced by Corbin Bernsen. In the short film Return to Babylon, Watts portrays Josephine Baker; in Defying the Stars. she plays Hollywood legend Dorothy Dandridge.
  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 47
    Subsequently, Watts was the announcer for the game show Temptation from September 2007 to May 2008.
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    She hosted the show until the network's closure in August 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 46
    In October 2006, Watts returned to her talk-show roots.
    More Details Hide Details She signed with GreenStone Media, a radio network launched by feminists Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda, to host an afternoon radio show.
  • 2005
    Age 45
    In 2005, she hosted Lie Detector, a reality series for PAX-TV.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared on Live With Regis and Kelly where she traveled cross-country as a judge for the show's "Great American Co-Host Search."
  • 2002
    Age 42
    In 2002, Soap Opera Digest named her "Scene Stealer of the Week" for her role as the cut-throat Attorney Cameron Reese on Days of our Lives.
    More Details Hide Details Watts is also the CEO/president of her own production company, Watts Works Productions, which co-produced her talk show Rolonda.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 37
    Her first break was in 1997 when she was cast as Vivica Shaw in Sister, Sister, a role she played for six episodes.
    More Details Hide Details Since then Watts has had guest starring roles in dozens of television shows, including The West Wing, JAG, The District Yes, Dear, and soap operas Days of our Lives and The Bold and The Beautiful.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 27
    In 1987, she began working as a host of Attitudes, a talk show on Lifetime Television.
    More Details Hide Details The next year, she took a job on the newsmagazine Inside Edition as a senior correspondent, weekend anchor and producer. King World Productions, the syndicator of Inside Edition and also The Oprah Winfrey Show, then asked her to start her own talk show. Rolonda aired for nearly four seasons from January 17, 1994 to September 1997. Watts was also supervising producer and one of the owners of the show. In a 2003 interview with Soap Opera Digest, Watts said she folded the show rather than lose her integrity. "Audiences were saying, 'Well, that was really nice of you to be so respectful, but where's Jerry Springer?' We had to make a tough decision, either we go that route or we find something else to do." After leaving her talk show behind, Watts headed to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting.
  • 1981
    Age 21
    In 1981, she earned a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
    More Details Hide Details After graduating from Columbia, Watts returned to North Carolina and began her career as a general assignment reporter at WFMY-TV in Greensboro, North Carolina. She later worked at WNBC, where she was nominated for an Emmy, and WABC-TV in New York as an anchor of a weekly political forum and reporter.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on July 12, 1959.
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