About Lou

Lou Hunt has been a spokesperson for hundreds of commercials and narrations, since 1972.  She was the First Female Announcer for a Network Soap,  and the First Female Game Show Announcer, as well as the first female promo announcer for NBC, ABC & CBS.

Lou worked  for 14 years as one of the performers for Dick Orkin's Radio Ranch and with Bert, Barz & Kirby.  Lou chaired the SAG Commission on Voice Over with over 300 participants. Her Voice Over Masters class was accredited by UCLA.

She has received three Clios, a First Place Award in the Art Director’s Shows in New York, Dallas & Wisconsin and an first place Addy in Memphis.  Her Masters Voice Over Class was accredited by UCLA.

 

 

Lou started her commercial career in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when Voice Over was mostly done by Radio announcers and local actors.  Her quick acclimatization to the medium brought her enough work within 2 years for her to claim the field as her full time profession.  Moving on into the Chicago market she began winning national spots and very shortly thereafter began coaching other voice over performers and actors. 

 

In 1981 she moved to Los Angeles and was signed to Cunningham, Escott, Dipene.  She immediately began doing weekly on-air promos for KABC, several national on-camera spots, and over the years won three Clio Awards, an Ad Club Award for the “best personality to fit the product” and in 1998 received an ADDY for a Memphis Hospital Campaign.  She was the first woman to be the announcer for a Network soap, "The Bold and The Beautiful".