Political Reporters

Political reporters gather and analyze information about current events in government and politics and broadcast their reports on radio and television stations. Newspapers and magazines also employ political reporters. For more information on careers in print journalism, see "Political Columnists and Writers." Radio and television reporters, news analysts, and correspondents hold approximately 69,300 jobs in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Speech
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Enterprising
Licensure/Certification None