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    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There are 11 comments on Alum Will Lyman Is the Voice of Frontline

  1. From the moment I got bit by the Frontline bug, I’ve never woken up or looked back again. The films they produce, particularly the tag team of Michael Kirk, Jim Gilmore, Mike Wiser, etc are some of the best content out there. From the production quality, deep-dive interviews, and the sheer sense of depth, literally blows my mind. But once you add the voice of Will Lyman, the most polished human voice I’ve ever heard in my life, the entire combination becomes colossal and brings storytelling through film to another level.

    I’ve watched so many of Will Lyman’s narrations to a point where I can distinguish his different tonal variations from one film to the next as he pointed out in the dialogue.

  2. I guess I’ve been with Frontline and WGBH since the early 80s. Your voice even while talking about the most distressful things is somehow comforting . I’ve also enjoyed hearing you when Frontline and American Experience have teamed up for co-productions. You must’ve gained so much knowledge of history and events because of what you do. So have I by listening. I may be biased, but Boston is the best PBS outlet ever! Thanks for being a part of it.

    1. Will,
      Sorry, I’m late to the party, but I love you! I’ve been a fan since I saw you on an episode of Law and Order Criminal Intent.
      Love your work and your voice!
      Stay well!

  3. Your voice is PERFECT for the kind of documentaries that are presented on PBS. You bring seriousness and professionalism to the the content of each episode. I couldn’t imagine another voice to Frontline.

    1. Just follow your voice Will Lyman and know that We are in for an unforgettable journeyIn broadcasting!
      I grew up in the era of radio so there are times I do not need to watch the screen, but your Voice leads me! Magical!

  4. He is one of the best I know. Right now I was watching one of Frontline’s episodes, The Man Who New, and enjoying his narration. Frontline couldn’t have found a better man for the job.

  5. Always an excellent job on Frontline. The show itself is stellar. I started watching it MANY years ago and it’s always wonderful. Great stories, and great story telling. Thank you SO much for all these years of educating me! I love being able, now, to go back and rewatch stories. They are always so informative.

    I love your voice. It’s absolutely perfect for the show.

    GBH is the best of PBS. It’s one of the many reasons I’m proud to be a Bostonian born and raised!

    Thank you for your wonderful work.

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