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Television Announcer

Job Summary

Responsible for hosting news programs on television. Reads news, analyzes, and gives feedback. Serves as a mediator for guests. Interviews guests and conducts panel discussions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Write and report the news.
  • Operate control board.
  • Ask experts to come on the show and provide feedback and analysis.
  • Conduct interviews.
  • Ask relevant questions.
  • Provide lead-ins for reports.
  • Read teleprompters and scripts.
  • Improvise as needed.
  • Present sports and weather.
  • Provide live coverage during events such as council meetings, protests, court hearings, coverage of disasters, holiday events, and other important breaking news.
  • Introduce in-depth videotaped films and provide narration.
  • Summarize and comment on news items.
  • Gather information using research, interviews, and polls, and then analyze and interpret it for their audience.
  • Cite various sources during reporting.
  • Verify sources and fact-check items used in reports.
  • Develop perspectives about news subjects through research, interviews, observation, and experience.
  • Edit material to ensure it fits in time slot.
  • Examine and report on news items of local, national, and international significance.
  • Determine which news story warrants the highest priority.
  • Obtain and follow through on assignments.