5231 Announcers and other broadcasters
End of Quick search
Lead statementAnnouncers and other broadcasters read news, sports, weather, commercial and public service messages and host entertainment and information programs for broadcast on radio or television. They are primarily employed by radio and television stations and networks and by commercial firms that produce advertisements for radio or television.
- radio host/hostess
- sports announcer
- talk show host/hostess
- disc jockey – broadcast
- news reader
- television host/hostess
- public address (P.A.) system announcer
- traffic reporter
- master of ceremonies (MC)
- weather reporter
- Completion of a college radio or television arts program is usually required.
- Practical training, such as work at a college radio station, may be required.
- Talent and ability, as demonstrated during an audition, are important hiring criteria.
- Membership in a guild or union related to the occupation or type of performance may be required.
- Movement to occupations in journalism is possible for those with an educational background in journalism or a related field.
- Broadcast journalists who prepare and present their own reports
- Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts