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Political reporters gather and analyze information about current events in government and politics and present them in an accessible style to inform the viewer or reader. Political reporters broadcast their reports on radio and television stations or publish them in newspapers and magazines. The reporter is supposed to provide objective observation about events that editors deem newsworthy, which differs from political columnists who generally express an opinion. Broadcast news analysts, reporters and correspondents hold approximately 45,780 jobs in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Creative

Curious

Enterprising

Career Ladder
Foreign Correspondent

Political Reporter

Editorial Assistant

Intern

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