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Broadcast News Analysts

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

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What they do:
Analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.
On the job, you would:
  • Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.
  • Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs.
  • Edit news material to ensure that it fits within available time or space.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • history and archeology
  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
  • customer service
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
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 speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Self Control


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 Hot Technology
  • Statistics databases


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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