Let the Nation’s Only All-Sport Broadcasting School Teach You the Secrets of Sports Update Anchoring … in a Working Radio Station Right in Your Area
Quick summary of what’s on this page:
- Job responsibilities of a sports update anchor
- Skills an update sports anchor must master
- How SMG trains you in sports update anchoring
- How to get a free career consultation with no obligation
It’s week 17 of the NFL season and you’re tuned to the play-by-play of your favorite team as they seek a coveted spot in the playoffs. But your guys only make the cut if a team in another city loses. How is that other game going?
Enter the sports update anchor. He or she (many are female these days) either works out of the local station or network’s headquarters. The job is monitoring all the games being played, along with any other breaking news in the sports world, and then coming on-air for a minute or two with a concise summary of where things are at. You’ve got your info, thanks to the sports update anchor.
What a neat job, you think to yourself. You get to follow sports but only have to work a couple of minutes each hour. I could do that!
Well, maybe you could. But before you march on down to the nearest TV or radio station and announce you’re the guy they’ve been searching for since sign-on, understand that update sports anchoring is bit more complex than it looks. How complex? Here are some job tasks taken from recent sports update anchor want ads: