Thursday, 23rd November 2017
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NEWS PRESENTER

The news presenter is the face or voice of a broadcasting channel, whether on regional or national television, radio or online. They work in a range of areas, covering news, sports and popular culture.

Besides presenting news, they will research and familiarise themselves with stories, write and memorise scripts, rehearse presentations and ensure that programming is running on schedule by liaising closely with production teams.

They will often have to conduct interviews with guests, introduce bulletins presented by other reporters and hold staged conversations with external correspondents.

The majority of material will be scripted and read from an autocue, although presenters will sometimes have to improvise when presenting live or in certain unforeseen situations.

In radio, the presenter will often have to carry and operate portable recording equipment such as a microphone. In television, they will sometimes be responsible for directing camera and sound crews before a bulletin is due to be aired.