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Sports Broadcasters and Announcers

Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor's predicts that employment for sports announcers will decline by 5 percent through 2028. Few new radio and television stations are expected to enter the market, and most job openings will come as sportscasters leave the market to retire, relocate, or enter other professions. In general, employment in this field is not affected by economic recessions or declines; in the event of cutbacks, the on-camera sports broadcasters and announcers are the last to go. The coronavirus pandemic has caused many sports competitions in the U.S., as well as around the world, to be postponed or cancelled. Some sports have resumed but in a limited capacity, such as with fewer games and no fans, to protect the athletes, team personnel, and others. Sportscasters are working either remotely or in studio setups that ensure social distancing. Job growth is expected to be stalled into 2021, until the pandemic ends and all sports return.

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