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Broadcast News Analysts

Also called: Anchor, Broadcast Meteorologist, News Anchor, News Director

What they do:
Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.
On the job, you would:
  • Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources to broadcast the information.
  • Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.
  • Examine news items of local, national, and international significance to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members.


  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • management


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions


  • communicate by writing
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others


You might use software like this on the job:

Music or sound editing software
  • Audion Laboratories VoxPro
  • Avid Technology Pro Tools
Analytical or scientific software
  • Nielsen Arianna
  • Nielsen Marketbreaks
Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Statistics databases


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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