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Actress Rolanda Watts attends the premiere of 'Last Holiday' at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood January 12, 2006 . (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten).
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Rolonda Watts (born July 12, 1959 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is an African-American actress and former television talk show host. She was the host of the eponymous Rolonda, a syndicated talk show which aired from 1994 to 1997. She is currently the announcer of the courtroom show Judge Joe Brown.

Watts was born in a family of educators. Her mother, Velma Gibson Watts, was an associate dean at Wake Forest University and her father, Roland Watts, was chairman of Winston-Salem State University's Fine Arts Department. Watts attended Winston-Salem's Salem Academy as a teenager.

She is a graduate of Spelman College where she was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. In 1981, she earned a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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