This is one of the modern career options that has been inspired by many well-known
anchors of the native country as well as those in the foreign TV channels. Similar
a reporter has career options within this industry, which include reporting in the
print media, the digital media and the Radio apart from the Television. Anchors
are appointed based on their area of interest, like some may be interested in presenting
political news, while others may be interested in sports or entertainment. There
are many programs related to all of these and more like health, business, education
and social issues. Anchoring programs related to any of these subjects would depend
on the expertise and the interest of the anchor
The minimum qualification required is a graduate degree in any stream, but preferably
journalism and mass communication. Besides, this minimum qualification, a Master’s
degree in Mass Communication or Journalism would influence an impressive beginning.
To be a TV anchor, the training is more essential than any academic qualification.
However, having a PG degree in Journalism and Mass Communication is helpful
Apart from the academic qualifications, some of the required skills to that are
needed in a candidate interested in taking up a profession in the field of an Anchor/
- High level of communication skills
- Highly proficient in the English language or the language in which the anchoring
- Articulation and Voice Modulation skills
- Presentable appearance, camera friendly and a highly positive body language.
- Dynamic personality that has the ability to be direct during interviews with personalities.
- A high level of memory, ability to grasp a conversation, delve deeply into the conversation
to be able to read between the lines.
How to become an Anchor / Reporter
To become an anchor or a reporter, the candidate needs to acquire the academic qualifications
and then. After completing the academic requirements it is ideal to have hands on
training. Reporting live can be slightly daunting for a fresh recruit, so the more
the practice and experience is gained the more confident the person will be.
The job of an anchor / reporter is actually very exciting and thrilling. Not only
does the candidate get to meet great personalities in all the fields, but also has
the opportunity to interview them, talk to them and interact with them. The job
involves collecting information which is authentic and proven and presenting that
information to an audience.
The career prospects for an anchor or a reporter has never been better as it is
the best time in the history of the audio –visual media. With the increase in the
number of TV channels, the digital media reporting opportunities, and newspapers
now going digital, there are loads of job opportunities in the world of journalism,
anchoring and reporting.
The salary of the anchor/reporter is very attractive and lucrative. However it would
depend on the kind of TV channel it is and the organization that owns the TV channel
Some of the well-established newspaper barons have TV channels which are very popular
and which offer a very high salary, unlike those which are more regional in nature.