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Radio and Television Announcers

Radio Announcer—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Radio and television announcers present news and commercial messages from a script. They identify the station, announce station breaks, and introduce and close shows. Interviewing guests, making public service announcements, and conducting panel discussions may also be part of the announcer's work. In small stations, the local announcer may keep the program log, run the transmitter, and cue the changeover to network broadcasting as well as write scripts or rewrite news releases. Approximately 30,390 people are employed as announcers in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Announcer at National Radio or Television Network

Announcer at a Large Station

Announcer at a Small Station

Production Assistant or Reporter at a Small Station

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