Thursday, January 06, 2011

Ted Williams: From Homeless to being a National Star

Over the last day or so you probably have heard a lot of people talking about Ted Williams. No, they are not talking about that Ted Williams. His decapitated body remains frozen in Arizona as far as we know.

Ted Williams is a 53 year old homeless man currently living on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. The world now knows him as the "Man with the Golden Voice" courtesy of a story first reported by the Columbus Dispatch.

Banner from Columbus Dispatch linking to their coverage.
Williams who is originally from Brooklyn, New York was a radio personality in the 1990s.

Here is the original video that a reporter from the paper captured.

He is now getting recognition nation wide. Just how in demand is he? Just ask Kevin McLoughlin who is a spokesman for the NFL,
"My boss said to me: 'If you don't get him hired, you're fired,'"
MSNBC has hired him to do some promotional work for them and those promos will start airing tonight. The Cleveland Cavaliers were among the first to offer him a job. According to the Associated Press they offered him a two year deal plus living expenses. The same article mentions that he has an offer from NFL Films as well.

He has been making the rounds on the TV circuit. He reunited with his mother on the Today Show after 20 years.  

He has been all over the TV in the last day or so.

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