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News Anchors deliver stories on air from a studio or from the news site. Usual duties mentioned on a News Anchor resume include speaking in front of the camera, being available for breaking news broadcasts, performing research, writing and editing news, and asking questions to news correspondents. Based on our collection of resume examples, these professionals should showcase throughout their job applications excellent verbal and writing skills, a pleasant and well-groomed appearance, fast thinking, the ability to meet deadlines, and stamina. Most News Anchors hold a degree in journalism or a similar field.

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1

Evening News Anchor/reporter

Review daily PSAs and emails, create daily rundowns for #1 rated evening news (ABC)

  • Developed the 9PM FOX newscast, formulating & executing its own news identity
  • Established strong Government Affairs reporting, maintaining trusting relationships with state and local lawmakers, government and business leaders
  • Manage producers to create a consistent, integrated news message for each affiliate
  • Mentor, motivate and empower reporters to write fair yet captivating scripts, shoot and edit creative video, establish credibility and deliver stories that provokes an emotional response
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Communications
2

Weekday News Anchor/assignments Mngr

The only news anchor to help launch the first ever 9 O'clock news cast at [company name] (San Angelo) /KXVA (Abilene) Fox

  • Increased ratings just over 200% during the 9 o'clock hour anchoring the news compared to the same time the previous year (November book)
  • Anchored, produced and identified news content for two news cast each day in two different markets
  • Managed and trained 6 reporters
  • Made many personal connections in the community and developed relationships
  • Developed leads for stories
  • Helped develop advertising campaigns within the news and created new segments in the news including Chief's Corner
  • Social media experience with [company name], KXVA, and Skyler Nichols Fox Facebook pages, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Community outreach through guest appearances at many speaking events to promote the stations
  • Covered courts, cops, city council and health beats
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Physical Geography
3

Radio News Anchor

  • Obtained and compiled information from varied sources that included local police releases and scanners, PR releases, listener tips, reports from co-workers in the field, and tips from sources, for news and public affairs broadcasts according to current events and public interest.
  • Wrote news stories in AP style from wire copy, field reports, and conducted telephone interviews to obtain information for stories and sound bytes to be used on air, meeting half-hour deadlines for markets in Akron/Canton, Youngstown, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee.
  • Performed daily station website maintenance by uploading up to twelve news stories, photo galleries, and videos, editing stories with most current info, and cycling out old and irrelevant stories.
  • Attained a position in top 30 market in less than 3 years.
  • Generated story ideas, cultivated news sources, and provided editorial support in coordination with News and Programming Directors, becoming the first reporter to break a number of local stories including that of suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Broadcast Journalism
BS
Statistics / Actuarial Science
4

News Anchor

  • Delivered news and stories for general information for the public.
  • Developed stories gathered by various reporters in field.
  • Conveyed current information regarding current events and important events or news.
  • Conducted investigation on news before coming up to a more relevant news or story.
  • Devised questions for interviews.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AA
Media Studies
5

News Anchor, On--air Reporter, Web Content Writer, PR Coordinator

  • Capture news stories from Reuters web portal, script newscasts, and deliver on-air talent for over 1M viewers
  • Initiated a weekly newsletter and created an online presence, authoring content for over 30k subscribers
  • Report on and conduct interviews with senior officials and celebrities at social and political events for news stories and features twice weekly
  • Film 3 episodes weekly, including a syndicated show end-to-end, from raw footage to edited package
  • Draft and email Press Releases and coordinate in-house events and events hosted with Media Partners
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Political Science
6

Community Service Manager, Promotions Manager, News Anchor

Performed several roles of increasing responsibility including reporter, anchor, news director, station manager, community service and promotions manager. Service above self winner

  • Supervised over 35 employees and daily activities to ensure smooth operation of television station
  • Administrative oversight of the station-WCJB-TV20, including operating budget, programming, scheduling, equipment maintenance and purchases
  • Managed projects resulting in high organizational impact
  • Worked with department managers on sensitive and confidential issues
  • Self-starter with minimal supervision of station general manager
  • Developed an effective annual plan to build and manage a multi-million dollar budget with over 300 accounts
  • Developed and maintained strong relationships with community and business leaders
  • Recruited, evaluated and disciplined employees and interns
  • Coordinated all station job fairs
  • Lead role in all Equal Employment Opportunity Reports
Candidate Info
31
years in
workforce
27
years
at this job
BA
Business / Industrial Administration
7

Morning Show Host/ News Anchor

Responsible for hosting morning talk show

  • Conducted interviews of guests who appear on program, including compilation of questions in preparation for said interviews
  • Responsible for editing news copy and reading news from prompter to record nightly news
  • Responsible for writing all ad copy, and recording voiceovers for approximately one-third of all advertisements
  • Kept customer service a top priority by ensuring advertisements are aired on schedule
  • Maintained weekly advertising reports to ensure billing accuracy
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
8

News Anchor

  • News writer/anchor for the 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm daily newscast.
  • Worked on the producer rundown for daily broadcast.
  • Worked with the News Director in the production and selection of news to be broadcasted.
  • Responsible for the news edition of the local, national and international segments.
  • Supervised the News Assignment Editor and reporters on news development.
  • Worked on and presented special reports which include investigative work.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
Broadcasting And Journalism
9

News Anchor, Reporter, Meteorologist

Promoted twice, from freelance employee to current role as weekend anchor and meteorologist

  • Assist in management of weekend news coverage and editorial decisions for news and weather
  • Manage multiple deadlines simultaneously that produce content on a daily basis
  • Create content on all multimedia platforms including television, radio, website, and social media
  • Demonstrated ability to grow social media presence on various platforms
  • Incorporate the NBC4 brand into all news and weather stories
  • Develop relationships with state agencies, school districts, newsworthy people within the community to break
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Meteorology
BA
Political Science
MA
Journalism
10

Entertainment News Anchor

Anchor an entertainment show "Late Edition", scripted, edited, and presented daily.

  • Conduct interviews with local artists and compose feature-length articles on them.
  • Provide information for viewers about upcoming art exhibits, new album/movie releases and celebrity news through social media sites.
  • Prepare and present complete, factual, and interesting entertainment reports in short segments throughout the show.
  • Write, edit, and produce report on local film screenings, film festivals, art exhibits, cultural festivals, and fashion events.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with industry professionals and contacts.
  • Occasionally responsible for arranging the show's rundown in the absence of the managing editor.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Biochemistry

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