What the people who do New York, Chicago, and DC's subway voices look like

"Stand clear of the closing doors."

That voice is incredibly familiar to anyone who lives in — or who's even visited — New York City. So the New Yorkerinterviewed the man behind it.

Charlie Pellett is a longtime news anchor and reporter at Bloomberg Radio. He grew up in London, and to rid himself of an English accent he listened to radio announcers. That served him well in his career and as the voice of a New York institution.

He practically stumbled into his position as the voice of

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