Radio reporter Jamie Dupree confronted what some in his profession might see as an insurmountable challenge – he lost his voice.
The 54-year-old veteran political reporter found a workaround.
He focused on text-based reporting and communicated with interview subjects through note cards.
We've been working on a new voice for Washington DC correspondent @jamiedupree Jamie has blogged about it here: https://t.co/vreUMxxEce and there are some great reactions here: https://t.co/v3rEtoUUiN— CereProc Ltd (@cereproc) June 12, 2018
But not being able to speak was not just a problem in his profession, it affected every area of his life.
Two years later, he may have found a solution.
A Scottish company that creates text-to-speech technology has crafted a new “voice” for Mr Dupree.
Now software turns his typed sentences into spoken words.
CereProc used audio recordings from Mr Dupree’s decades on the air to create a voice that sounded as much like him as possible.
He said the voice “sounds slightly robotic, but I could hear myself”.
- Press Association