Jun 3, 2021
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.
However, for almost four decades, Rolonda Watts’ 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 book; a romance suspense novel called DESTINY LINGERS, endorsed by Dr. Maya Angelou.
Before her talk show, Rolonda was an Emmy nominated investigative news reporter, anchorwoman and producer for “Inside Edition,” WABC-TV Eyewitness News, WNBC, New Jersey Nightly News, WFMY-TV
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 plays Mary Sinclair n the new “LEGO City Adventures” series. She also stars with Tyler Perry in his first animated movie, “Tyler Perry’s Medea’s Tough Love” (Lionsgate) and voices 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 just landed a role in the new sitcom, “Partners In Rhyme,” starring MC LYTE. Ro was recently seen on Lifetime TV’s “Psycho Nurse” and “My Daughter’s Psycho Friend.” Rolonda played the recurring role of FBI Forensic Pathologist Dr. Melissa Meyers on “Criminal Minds” (CBS).
Ro is also a standup comedian, having headlined at Caroline’s on Broadway in NYC, and featured at The Comedy Store in LA, The Ice House, Flapper.s Ha! Ha!, the Comedy Union, The J Spot and more.
The McDonald’s Corporation honored Ro as “a Broadcast legend.” Facebook & Business magazine calls her “the queen of all media” an there are official “Rolonda Days” in New York City and Newark, New Jersey.
Rolonda holds degrees from Spelman College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and an Honorary Doctorate from Winston-Salem State University.
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