If you browse TikTok regularly, you’ve probably heard her voice several times. And there’s now a face to go with the app’s text-to-speech (TTS) feature.
Meet Kat Callaghan, a Canadian radio show host, podcaster and voice artist. According to her online profile, she is a co-host Scott and Kat after 9 with Scott Fox on 91.5 The Beat. In her first TikTok post – which now has more than 20 million views – Callaghan finally revealed that she is the voice behind the popular feature.
“I haven’t said a word for a long time. But… yes, it’s me. And yes, I have an ongoing amazing relationship with the people at TikTok,” she wrote in the caption. “The coolest part for me is watching the creativity and great content that people are putting out there using my voice.”
@voiceofkat I haven’t said a word in a while. But… yes, it is me and yes, I have an ongoing wonderful relationship with the people at TikTok. 🎉 The coolest part for me is watching the creativity and amazing content people put out there using my voice. (This is also strangely my first TikTok)♬ original sound – Cat
And since this is social media, some people refused to believe her. So when they asked for proof, Callaghan followed up with a second video where she said she was a “radio girl in Canada” working on radio shows, voiceovers and podcasts.
“No, I’m not lying,” she said in the video. “And doing what I do for a living, lying about something like that would be pretty stupid.”
@voiceofkat Let’s see if it does.♬ original sound – Kat
For those who doubt her identity, Callaghan switches to her TTS TikTok voice halfway through the video.
“Yes, I’m the TikTok text-to-speech girl. My name is Kat. I’m working with TikTok on TTS and other projects,” she said in the voice TikTok users are no doubt familiar with. “I love working with TikTok. I love seeing your TikToks. Sometimes you make me say some pretty awful things. It’s pretty messed up. But I kind of think it’s funny. I don’t mind it at all.”
And while that seems like a pretty cool job, that doesn’t mean Callaghan isn’t tired of hearing her voice.
“You must be sick of my voice,” she added. “I’m sick of my voice.”
One user commented: “Imagine her scrolling through TikTok and just hearing her own voice over and over again.”
“Tell me about it,” Callaghan replied.
Daily Hive has reached out to Callaghan for comment.
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