Valerie Smaldone is a 5-time Billboard Magazine Award winner and is well known for her unprecedented success holding the #1 on air position in the New York radio market. She has hosted, produced and created several nationally syndicated programs featuring in-depth interviews with top recording artists such as Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Phil Collins, and Mariah Carey, among others. She has just launched a new talk show, the first originally produced Internet radio show for WOR’s Internet station, www.wor710.com, and can be heard weekdays from 6-7 PM hosting and producing a lifestyle, theater, food, New York oriented radio program.
A well known voice-over artist, she has recorded commercials for clients like Victoria’s Secret, Publix Supermarkets, and Minute Maid and television promos for NBC Dateline, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, The CBS Morning Show, Lifetime, Cinemax, Oxygen and many others. Valerie was the announcer for The Boomer Esiason Show on MSG for 4 seasons.
She has been the “Voice of God” for many prestigious live events including: The Kennedy Center, The Clinton Global Initiative, The Tony Preview Concert on CBS, Broadway on Broadway in Times Square, Broadway Under the Stars in Central Park, The GLAAD Media Awards, The Point Foundation, and many more.
Most recently, she has been seen on television as a reporter on NBC for the Columbus Day Parade, and in the past as a host for PBS.
As an actress, Valerie is currently starring in “The Guido Monologues.” Other notable roles include Kara Angelo, a character she created in the play she co-wrote, entitled “Spit it Out!” She has performed in several acclaimed Off-Broadway plays: “Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell” at the Minetta Lane Theatre, “Naked in a Fishbowl” at the Soho Playhouse, “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” at The Triad, and “Girl Talk:The Musical” at the Midtown Theatre, has participated in several readings featuring celebrities like Mario Cantone, Ralph Macchio and Ally Sheedy, and was an onstage celebrity guest in the Broadway hit, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
Valerie is an adjunct instructor at the School of Visual Arts where she teaches courses in media and voice over acting, and is also a private talent coach. She is a sought after speaker, professional host and emcee.
She is currently developing several projects for multi media platforms and live events, and is writing a book about her transition from traditional to new media.