News Anchors

News anchors analyze and broadcast news for radio and television stations. They help select, write, and present the news and may specialize in a particular area. Interviewing guests, making public service announcements, and conducting panel discussions may also be part of the news anchor's work. Approximately 30,530 people are employed as radio and television announcers (including news anchors) at radio and television stations in the United States.

Quick Facts
Duties Research, present, and comment on news topics; interview special guests and serve as moderator; announce station information for program breaks and commercials; make promotional appearances
Alternate Title(s) Sports Anchors, Television News Anchors
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Journalism
  • Speech
Experience Several years' experience
  • Interpersonal
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Outgoing
  • Talkative
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • National News Anchor
  • National News Reporter
  • News Anchor
  • News Reporter

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