The NTN Narrators
In 2001, Susan Crane joined Narrative Television
Network to narrate television programming and movies for blind and
visually impaired audiences.
"It's an honor to work at Narrative Television Network. It's not only enjoyable, but rewarding as well. How many people can say that about their own work?" ~Susan Crane
Susan began her broadcasting career at Public Radio Station KWGS in Tulsa as a student announcer, and when she graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1985, she was Assistant News Director. She went on to work at Tulsa radio station KRMG for over a decade as a morning co-anchor and assignment editor. Susan has been honored by several organizations including the Associated Press and the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. She has stayed very busy since leaving KRMG in October of 1999 to start her own business and to work as a freelance writer and narrator. She has been an editor of two local magazines and has been a contributing writer for another. Susan also was an adjunct professor at Rogers State University in nearby Claremore, Oklahoma.
NTN President Jim Stovall said, "Susan's background and experience, both as a voice talent and a writer, make her very valuable to NTN. Susan's most impressive quality, however, is the passion she has for the work we do and the audience we serve."
Even though she was born in Denver, Colorado in 1965, Tulsa has been her home almost all her life and she believes in giving back to the community. Susan has worked with The Race for the Cure, an effort to raise money in the fight to eradicate breast cancer. "I believe in giving back to the community that has been so good to me," she said. Susan enjoys spending time with her husband Scott, son Christopher, and daughter Casey in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow.
Beth Sharp has been working as a scriptwriter for NTN since 2002 and more recently has begun doing voice work for NTN's narrated programming. She plays a key role in disseminating
information about NTN to blind and visually impaired audience members in addition to compiling audience feedback.
Ms. Sharp earned a Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University and since has gained extensive experience writing advertising copy for an entertainment company, grants for a non-profit organization, and marketing materials for her own business.
Ms. Sharp has also worked as a teaching assistant with blind children at the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and is sensitive to the unique needs of this population. Ms. Sharp currently volunteers for a children's literacy program at local libraries.
In addition to being the founder and
president of the Narrative Television Network, Jim Stovall was the voice
on NTN's pilot programs and first season of shows in 1988. Since
that time, he
enjoys going into the studio downstairs at the Narrative
Television Network and adding his voice to educational and informational
programming making it accessible for blind and visually impaired people
who appreciate accessibility just as he does.
Mr. Stovall has hosted a radio talk show, narrated his own audio book, You Don't Have to Be Blind to See, and is a nationally known and respected platform speaker.
"One of the most gratifying professional pursuits I have enjoyed since losing my sight in 1988, has been the process of making movies, television, and educational programming accessible for millions of people like me. Although, I spend most of my time running NTN, it is always great to get back in the studio and explore our roots."
NTN Specialty Narrators
The Narrative Television Network has described a number of foreign language programs and video projects that require special dialects or technical expertise. NTN is proud to be able to call upon an outstanding stable of renowned voice talent professionals who are ready, willing, and able to add their voices to NTN's production making movies, television, and educational programming accessible to people all around the world and from every walk of life.