New mystery announcer debuts on NBC Nightly News tonight
OK, this isn't exactly "Who Shot JR," but it does have people guessing.
NBC Nightly News will have a new announcer starting tonight (longtime announcer Howard Reig retired in 2005), and they're trying to make it a surprise. The only clues from the network is that it's a name we all know, and this person had "an extensive, award-winning theatrical career for nearly forty years." Some of the guesses from fans include James Earl Jones, Patrick Stewart, James Lipton, Morgan Freeman, and ... Tom Brokaw? Yes, he was great in A Streetcar Named Desire.
Some of those guesses are quite good. I severely doubt it's going to be Katie Couric, but if it is, that will be the single greatest thing to ever happen on television. I can picture James Earl Jones doing it. After all he did it for CNN for many years. But I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's going to be Gilbert Gottfried.