The Al-Arabiya News TV reporter’s recommendations for those who want to become a reporter
Have killer people skills. If you want to succeed in the world of TV reporting or news anchoring, then you have to be able to talk to anyone about almost anything. If you’re reporting, you may have to talk to people live, on site, and on camera, even if they aren’t comfortable, and your job will be to make them comfortable. If you’re an anchor, then you’ll have to introduce people to your audience and talk to them in the studio, and use the same skills to make them open up and feel at ease. You may not realize that many reporters and news anchors have to write and investigate their own stories, but this may actually be a large component of your job. If this is the case, then you’ll need to be able to talk to a variety of people who can give you access to the information you want.