Professional Background Summary
Born in Greenwich,
Connecticut, Cindy Hite has been a resident of Palm Beach County, Florida, for twenty-five
years. She has been active in Radio, TV, Theater and Audio / Video Productions since her
college days at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she hosted her first radio
program. She followed in the footsteps of her father, Bob Hite, Sr., 36 years with CBS,
and legendary narrator of the Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, and other early radio shows at WXYZ, Detroit. Her brother, Bob Hite, has been NBC news anchorman at WFLA Ch. 8,
in Tampa, for over 30 years and recently retired in 2008.
Today, Cindy pursues her music and free-lance voice talent work.
Her original compositions include not only her own lyrics, but
also some of her favorite classic poetry which she has set to
music, such as Shakespeare's Sonnet #29, and a poem by
Charles II of England which she titled, Pleasures of Love.
With her band, Time & A Half, Cindy performs a
variety of music that spans the decades for large private events
and concerts. Last season she performed with the 42nd
Street Big Band on Florida's West Coast and their associated
Symphony for Christmas performances amongst others. Her
long experience and versatility as a narration and voice-over
artist always keeps her in demand. With her home studio,
Cindy responds to voice-over requests from around the world.
In recent years, Cindy was a
radio personality at WRLX FM 92.1, West Palm Beach, Florida,
also hosting Sunday Jazz Brunch. She was also heard
on WJNO News-Talk
Radio where she served as news anchor/field reporter and co-hosted and anchored news
on the weekend magazine style, Saturday Morning Report.
Her resonant and soothing, distinctively penetrating voice - addictive to many listeners -
has become her trademark, and her voice is frequently demanded by advertising executives
for that reason. "Cindy Hite can read you the phone
book and make you want to buy the numbers!"
Her ability to articulate and incredible range of voice characterizations, including
"child" voices and foreign accents, and her talents as an accomplished vocalist
with a four octave range, land her many voice-over jobs for radio and TV. Cindy
frequently plays several roles in one recording session, including those for
hard-to-schedule and cast, little children's voices and professional vocalists and
Cindy Hite's experience and accomplishments as a
writer, lyricist and songwriter/composer come in handy for many producers, and frequently
she is contracted to produce copy and custom music as well for radio spots, jingles or TV
commercials, film, and more recently for Web Site Narration.
As a lead vocalist, Cindy
continues to perform in upscale area establishments and special
the commercial and private sectors.
Cindy Hite gained experience in many related
fields, including TV/video work, with Kinship Productions under Bob Hite, Jr. in Tampa,
Florida. She wrote the lyrics and composed the music for a number of songs and jingles,
all of which were performed by Cindy herself as an accomplished vocalist, guitarist and
narrator. A music video called "Kingdom
of the Sea", written, composed and performed by Cindy and produced by her brother
Bob Hite earned them two Florida Emmy Awards in 1989. It aired as a special feature on
NBC's affiliate, WFLA Tampa. The environmentally inspired piece
highlighting the pollution of our waters earned recognition
in the categories music, camera work and editing.
Cindy Hite has hosted two TV shows, "Medical
Review" and "Inside Pro-Baseball", both produced in Palm Beach County. She
has been the on-camera talent and / or voice talent in numerous TV and radio commercials.
Cindy has narrated full length documentary films, such as "Journey into
Wilderness" which has aired on Discovery Channel and "Lady of the Glades" for Miami
Public TV which aired in November, 1996. Major
includes training films for Motorola and AT&T.
Cindy's voice can be heard at the
Disney World Motorola Pavilion.
As an experienced vocalist
and guitarist, Cindy has performed at several concerts in Florida, and
she excelled in leading roles, whether classic or modern, including numerous professional
Shakespeare Festival productions. As, "Viola," in Twelfth Night, she
set Feste's poems to music and sang played them on
guitar. Her championship background in fencing and
accomplishments in dance helped to develop her talent as a
fencing and classic fight choreographer. Though her
accolades are in regional and national competitions, on March 1,
2003, Cindy took first place in another form of fencing known as
"classic," at the First Annual Historic Fencing Tournament in
Tequesta, Florida. See www.AHFI.org click on "events."