Radio and Television Announcers

Radio and television announcers present news and commercial messages from a script. They identify the station, announce station breaks, and introduce and close shows. Interviewing guests, making public service announcements, and conducting panel discussions may also be part of the announcer's work. In small stations, the local announcer may keep the program log, run the transmitter, and cue the changeover to network broadcasting as well as write scripts or rewrite news releases. Approximately 67,400 people are employed as announcers in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Journalism
  • Speech
  • Interpersonal
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
  • Public Speaking
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Social
  • Talkative
Licensure/Certification None

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