I agree with this man:
Newscasters are doing it too. Advertising voice-overs use the pop-culture female growl. Any time that a woman or girl is interviewed on the news, we hear the gravel-voiced, guttural grunting. It is now a chore listening to most American women speak. Who started this raunchy way of talking? Do they all strive to sound like the Kardashians?
See my special page, Smooth Talkers, for more on the subject.