‘Golden Voiced’ Homeless Man Lands MSNBC Gig

by | January 6, 2011 at 8:56 PM | Cable News, TV News

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The first great underdog story of 2011 is unfolding at heart-warming, warp speed.

Ted Williams, christened by the media as the homeless man with the “golden voice,” has been hired by MSNBC.

Williams will do voice overs for the cable network’s “Lean Forward” campaign in commercials that begin airing Thursday. He will also appear Thursday night on “The Last Word” with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, in a TV blitz that began Thursday morning on “Today” in New York, where he was reunited with his 90-year-old mother, Julia Williams. They had not seen each other in nearly 20 years.

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The one-time radio announcer became a sensation on YouTube three days ago after a video of him pleading for help on the side of an Ohio highway went viral.

Opportunities are now pouring in for Williams, including offers from ESPN, MTV and even the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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