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Becoming a TV Reporter or News Anchor

By   |  Dated: 10-05-2015

Summary: TV reporters and news anchors are jobs for those that are passionate about journalism but prefer a more public approach to informing the public about events.

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Becoming a TV Reporter or News Anchor

TV reporters are responsible for covering stories and reporting them to the public either live or through a previously recording. They must investigate and research the story, write reports, and then accurately and objectively report their findings. The jobs are highly competitive, especially in large cities. Most often TV reporters have to start out in smaller cities to gain experience and a reputation.


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The first obstacle to get past when pursuing this career is to obtain a bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications. Other acceptable majors are English or political science. Gain as many internships and work experiences as possible to make yourself stand out above others that only have one experience.


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In order to continue succeeding in the job, there are a number of key skills you must have. These skills include strong communication and interpersonal skills, determination, objectivity, familiarity with video equipment and editing software, and social media abilities.


The typical salary for TV reporters last year was $36,000. The pay is not great for the common reporter, but there is the potential for it to grow into big news anchor positions. Another way to help your career progress is to join professional organizations such as the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). Networking opportunities will open more doors for bigger responsibility and coverage.


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