Michaela’s first job was with Molinare (1987 – 1989), where she managed a large sound effects and music library and was a client liaison regarding programme requirements, sourcing classical and popular music and recording bespoke effects/foley. Next up was a role as a studio manager with Legion (1989 – 1992), a multi-language recording studio, which produced programmes for large publishing agencies such as IPC magazines. Michaela was responsible for employing, managing and training new staff and producing sessions in many languages. She also voiced a wide range of programmes – including band interviews and chart shows – as well as coordinating client bookings, studio maintenance and studio upgrades.
In 1992, she moved to BBC Television Centre, where she took up a job as a network announcer, initially covering BBC One and BBC Two. But she would later appear on other channels, such as BBC Prime, UKTV (various channels), BBC World Service TV and BBC Showcase. Michaela left continuity in 2003 to focus on her BBC Radio 7 (now BBC Radio 4 Extra) presenting role, which she took on in late-2002 when the channel launched. In May 2008, in addition to her radio work, she freelanced as an announcer for the BBC’s new HD TV channel, BBC HD. She continued providing announcements on the channel until 2013.
Michaela finished up with BBC Radio 7 when it was rebranded as BBC Radio 4 Extra, in spring 2011. Since June 2010, she has worked as a freelance voiceover artist. Clients include: BBC America; M&S; Discovery; Saab; Nintendo; Barclays Bank. Her portfolio includes corporate online videos, TV/radio promotions, continuity, character and animation.
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