The "Voice of Metro" - An Update

Randi Miller was chosen over 1,258 competitors in 2006 to be the first new voice on DC's Metrorail trains since it started running in 1976. Wondering what she's been doing since then?
WASHINGTON - June 13, 2014 - PRLog -- In 2005, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority launched a nationwide search to find a new voice to instruct riders on their Metrorail subway system to "step back," and they received 1,259 entries from all over the country.  After narrowing the field to 10 finalists, a panel of broadcast industry judges chose the winner, and that winner was revealed to the world in a press conference televised live on February 1, 2006.

There were newspaper stories published nationwide, local DC television news interviews, and public appearances.  Randi, a lease retention manager at an Alexandria car dealership chosen for her warm, authoritative alto voice dubbed "smooth jazz, authority with a velvet coating" by the Washington Post's Marc Fisher, was suddenly a celebrity.

Since winning the coveted honor of being the first new voice on the Metrorail in 30 years, Randi has been an increasingly busy voiceover artist.  Narrating educational videos in the Smithsonian Institute's Oceans Hall for NOAA as well as a lengthy e-learning program for the Veterans Administration, Randi's voice has been heard on radio stations in seven markets, including Washington DC, narrating commercials recruiting for a large government agency and tauting a big sales event for the car dealership where she used to work.

Visit Randi's newly-revamped website ( to hear what else she's been up to, and if you ride the Metrorail, be sure to follow her instructions.  Remember that the subway doors are not like elevator doors ... they will close on you if you're not careful.

Jerry Ceasar
Tags:Voiceover, Voice Actor, Vocal Talent, Narrator
Industry:Entertainment, Transportation
Location:Washington - District of Columbia - United States
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