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TV Reporter

Career description:

A TV reporter is assigned to cover news stories for a TV station or network each day. Depending on their beat and the type of stories their employer covers, TV reporters can cover everything from local events to national breaking news. They often must be present at trials, press conferences, and city council meetings as well.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Investigate and pitch new story ideas
  • Accept and investigate story assignments
  • Line up and perform interviews
  • Cover newsworthy events, sometimes on live TV
  • Develop relationships
  • Update stories as they unfold and new information becomes available

Similar occupations:

Anchor, News Anchor, News Reporter, Radio News Anchor, Radio Talk Show Host, Reporter, Staff Writer, Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor), Television News Reporter, Television Reporter (TV Reporter)