Dana Heidner found her voice as a child growing up in Germany when she pretended to be an anchorwoman speaking into an imaginary microphone. Little did she know then that childhood game was a sign of things to come.
Dana’s career took off almost by accident when she started doing voice-overs at 19 years old, announcing film release dates for a private radio station in Nuremberg. It was supposed to be just a one-time gig, but as she recalls, “the program director liked my voice so much he suggested I get into radio.” Following his advice, Dana applied to a school for broadcast journalists, honed her speaking skills, and, upon graduating summa cum laude, became an anchorwoman at the same radio station where she first received the good advice. At long last, she spoke into a real microphone, forever replacing the imaginary one from her childhood.
What followed was a 10-year stint at popular radio stations in Germany, seven of which were spent in Berlin. As an anchor for prominent radio stations, Dana hosted popular shows on air and on stage, completed thousands of assignments, dealing with celebrities as well as people from all walks of life for live reports and interviews.
Since moving to the U.S. nine years ago, Dana has kept up a busy schedule lending her standard German voice to a wide cross-section of industries, including global companies like Cisco, BMW, MSN and E! Television; developing a well frequented bilingual blog called Dana’s Hollywood with 6,000-plus readers per month, supporting Hollywood’s leading film database Studio System in the International Film department as a Lead Content Researcher, and writing for several German print publications.
Dana’s next dream entails linking foreign countries and cultures by discovering latest developments in art, fashion, entertainment and pop culture.
Dana resides in Los Angeles.