Charlie Pellett, The Voice Behind New York City Subway Announcements

David Watson directed a really great New Yorker profile of Bloomberg Radio news anchor Charlie Pellett, the voice behind New York City Subway announcements.

Anyone who rides the New York City subway system is familiar with the friendly-yet-firm command to “stand clear of the closing doors, please.” This deep, sometimes vexing voice—which also apologizes for “unavoidable delays”—belongs to a man named Charlie Pellett. A radio anchor for Bloomberg News, Pellett was raised in London but cultivated an American accent by listening to the radio. His work for the M.T.A., which is done on a volunteer basis, is the only non-reporting voice-over work that he’s done.

Previously: Charlie Pellett, The Man Behind the Voice That Warns NYC Subway Riders To ‘Stand Clear of the Closing Doors’