A bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism is usually required. However, experience is also important in landing a job as a news anchor. Volunteering to report for the college newspaper or starting a newscasting blog or vlog on issues important to a specific audience are a couple of ways to build a following and to begin building a reputation in newscasting. Another option is to submit articles to the local newspaper on current events. Experience can also be gained through a paid or unpaid internship at a local television or radio station. News anchors often work their way up the reporting ranks to land the job after working as a reporter, news writer or correspondent.
What are News Anchors like?
Based on our pool of users, news anchors tend to be predominately artistic people.
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News Anchors by Strongest Interest Archetype
Based on sample of 129 Sokanu users
Are News Anchors happy?
News anchors rank
careers. Overall they rank in the 80th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.
News Anchor Career Satisfaction by Dimension
Percentile among all careers
Education History of News Anchors
The most common degree held by news anchors is Communications.
11% of news anchors had a degree in communications before becoming news anchors. That is over 3 times the average across all careers.
Journalism graduates are the second most common among news anchors, representing 7% of news anchors in the Sokanu user base, which is 6.3 times the average.
News Anchor Education History
This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a News Anchor, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.