The Al-Arabiya News TV reporter’s recommendations for those who want to become a reporter
Have ridiculous stamina. If you’re the kind of person who needs a nap after working for two hours, then the life of a TV reporter or news anchor is not for you. You may have to work 12 hour shifts, get up at 2 a.m., or spend hours just standing in the same spot during unusually cold or hot conditions waiting for a story to break. And you have to have the ability to work a 10 hour shift, only to be told that a major story just broke and to work 5 more hours until you take care of business. You will have to be flexible. This is not a job for people who want to work 9-5 and then go home and kick their feet up. Think you can do it?