When the 6 o'clock news pops on the screen, do you find yourself thinking that you could totally do that job? Do you have that special narrative talent? You might be just the person to broadcast or take anchor.
But how do you get there? It's not completely the same as your usual acting careers, but it is still, a career in performance. At the New York Acting School for Film and Television, we know the skills you need to succeed; from stage to camera.
Choosing to get involved in front of the camera, always requires practice and readiness, whether you're thinking of heading up a local station's TV anchor broadcast or starting small at a local station, you need to know how to gather your stories and deliver them confidently to the public.
How do you do that?
To begin with, you need to feel comfortable in front of the camera. There’s also still an element of show business in the job of a news anchor; so not only do you need to be comfortable in front of the camera but you need to someone that people are interested in watching. As a news anchor, you'll definitely need to be able to think on your feet. The anchor needs to be able to listen to what’s happening and then relay the information to the audience in a clear and timely manner.
Be prepared to get your own stories. Some anchors, especially at local news stations, will report their own stories (perhaps with help from a producer or other staffer), and write the scripts they then transmit on the air. In that sense, an anchor works very much like a reporter with the main difference being that they need to craft the story in a way that works for television.
But don't let all this information overwhelm you! It's not hard to understand or be ready for when you are properly trained and prepared! At the New York Acting School for Film and Television, we provide classes for everyone from beginners to seasoned performers. If you are newer to acting or just want to try out your skills at news broadcasting as a news host, be sure to talk to us about our TV News Broadcasting & Hosting Class in New York City!
We can't wait to hear from you!
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