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You might hire a news anchor to:

  • Narrate news stories for television, radio, or other streaming services

  • Provide key, factual details while engaging a targeted or mainstream audience
  • Cover breaking news as a story progresses

  • Offer insightful, analytical commentary that explores a story’s nuances and complexity

  • Discover important or attention-grabbing news to broadcast during a news cycle


Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Magnetic and confident camera presence
Ability to meet tight deadlines
The ability to tell a story — clearly and engagingly
Interpersonal skills that help maintain positive relationships with news sources
Understanding of relevant current events
Great with time management
Excellent reporting skills
Willingness to work flexible hours
Prior experience narrating stories or breaking updates on camera
Ability to remain calm under pressure and in unexpected circumstances