Think of your favorite radio station or local news program and you can probably name a DJ or news reporter. These announcers are the faces and voices of broadcasting. Announcers on radio and TV read the news and weather reports, open and close programs, announce song titles and artists, introduce or read commercials, and interview guests.
Announcers talk on radio or TV programs that inform and entertain. Some announcers also provide information to the audience at sporting or performing arts events.
Tom Brokaw was only fifteen when he started his broadcasting career at a small local radio station in South Dakota.
Charismatic. A pleasing personality and voice will help you attract viewers and listeners.
“You have to be incredibly persistent to get this job and to do it well ... I got scooped on a story last weekend because I wasn't making the calls I needed to be making on Thursday or Friday.” -- Neil, News Reporter and On-Air Announcer.