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Joanna Henning’s hypnotically reassuring voice creates a safe space that beckons and holds the listener close, making them never want to let go.
After starting out in college pre-med, Joanna realized her gift for communicating healing comfort could work more wonders being administered through acting and words than western medicine. So she began heeding her calling, and earned her BA from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Theatre and Performance studies and a concentration in scriptwriting and directing.
Her background in theatre helped shape her career in voice over. Joanna had always been a reluctant performer and typically avoided acting on stage. Years later, after she landed in broadcasting, she gained popularity as a voice artist and began to thrive in this behind-the-scenes acting capacity where her only audience was the audio producer. Since then, Joanna has recorded everything from audiobooks to internal voice recordings, TV and radio spots to documentaries.
As a writer, Joanna has written for broadcast, print, and web with clients ranging from video production companies to multinational engineering firms. Before becoming a freelancer, she was the Creative Director for Citadel Broadcasting where she wrote and managed the production of radio copy for five stations. Prior to that, she held various positions in broadcasting for companies including HGTV, Food Network, and GAC.
As a freelancer, she has written for publications that include the San Francisco Chronicle and The Village Voice where she wrote dance criticism. Additionally, she has worked as a ghost writer and written short form erotica for companies like Adam & Eve. The compilation of stories is still available for sale on Audible and iTunes.
Beyond her professional credentials and experience, Joanna has also been to and pulled herself out of the dark, scary and vulnerable places our minds can go. She knows those places and pathways well and how to use her voice to effectively empathize and help the message and mind arrive – Safe & Sound.
Without a doubt and whether you need to relieve or reveal – nobody can talk your audience through it or to it like Joanna.
Joanna was terrific to work with. Her audio deliveries were prompt and she took direction extremely well. We will definitely be using Joanna again in the future!
She takes directions very well … Her professionalism and quick turn around time makes her our top voice talent.
Joanna has an amazing voice with clear diction, emphasis, and emotional inflection. She brought a professional sound to our branding campaign.
I like the consistency of her work. Her voice overs sound friendly, caring, and professional.
Joanna takes direction with an inspiring and positive attitude and really does whatever it takes to get the job done. The service and turnaround has been great.
Joanna is a top notch artist that provides quality recordings in a timely manor, takes creative direction very well and adapts to each job with ease.
Joanna has fulfilled and exceed my expectations. She has saved the day/project on numerous occasions.
Joanna is a fantastic voice actress. Her experience and knowledge will transform your concept into a final piece that you can be proud of.
Joanna has been amazing to work with, not only does she have a very nice range of vocal abilities in her voice work, she is also an exceptional copywriter.
Sure Joanna has THAT voice but she’s also creatively flexible, punctual and able to take direction extremely well. First rate all the way.