Ted Williams, the former radio voice who fell on hard times and went from homeless to an overnight youtube sensation has just been tagged by Oprah.
Williams, who was discovered by the Columbus Dispatch, who in turn posted a video of him begging for money and showcasing himself as the man with the golden voice, has since been flooded with golden opportunities. In less than a week, Williams has appeared on shows like “The Today Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and has a contract to pitch Kraft's Macaroni & Cheese. He has reportedly done voiceovers for MSNBC, and has an offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA team. Now, in addition to all that Williams has been blessed, including reuniting with his 90-year-old mother, Oprah Winfrey wants to officially make Ted Williams a part of her OWN.
Oprah says there’s a spot for the once-homeless recovering alcoholic with the golden voice on her newly-launched Oprah Winfrey Network.
“I would like to see him be part of OWN,” Winfrey told Inside Edition in an interview airing Friday. “It would be fantastic to hear him say, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Network.’”
Whatever it is Williams decides to do, it looks like we'll all be seeing and hearing a whole lot more of him and his golden voice, and taking note on how he turned away from drugs and alcohol and made it to mega-stardum by not being too proud to beg.