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Commentator and TV Anchor

A Commentator is an expert who reports a live match on radio or television in the real time. A commentator need s to be very good a t communication and active minded as they are responsible for maintain the interest of the viewers of listeners.While TV Anchors are basically the journalists who have to work with the teams of camera and reporters. They have to mainly host or present the programme keeping in mind the mood and purpose of the show.

Career Options

  • - TV Anchor - News reader - Radio Jockey - Hosts in award functions/reality/ comedy/music and dance shows
  • etc

Educational Qualifications

  • - 10+2 from any stream - Graduation in any subject - Diploma in Anchoring, dubbing

Personal Skills

  • - Good voice modulation
  • articulation - Little Knowledge about every field - Excellent language & communication skills - Versatility - Vibrant attitude - Flexible approach towards the profession - Good
  • Camera friendly appearance - Smart disposition - Good perception - Good timing - Dynamism - Command over pronunciation - Good general knowledge of issues from different fields - Good sense of humour - Spontaneity - Calm and composed disposition - Unique style - Good mental ability - Leadership qualities are an asset

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor’s/ Master’s in Journalism and Mass Communication - Diploma in Anchoring
  • dubbing

Top Colleges

  • National Institute of Mass Communication Address: A 92 C, Namberdar estate Taimoor Nagar, Gurudwara Road, New Friends colony, New Delhi 110065 Phone: +91-11-26320885, +91-11-26827451 Website: www.nimc-india.com
  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication Address: JNU New Campus, ArunaAsif Ali Road, Delhi 110075 Phone: 011 2674 2920 Website: www.iimc.nic.in

Working Conditions

Commentator or TV anchors work out of a studio and may also travel to do on-site or live reports. Working hours for TV anchors vary as according to the news or feature stories. Working holidays may also be required and conditions may be stressful as they race to meet deadlines.

Top Companies

  • NDTV Address: Okhla Industrial Area, Phase 3, Delhi Phone: 01146176300 Website: www.ndtv.com
  • AajTak Address: FC-8, Sector-16A, Film City, Noida, Uttar Pradesh Phone: 1204807100 Website: www.indiatodaygroup.com

Successful Persons

Anjana Om Kashyap

Anjana Om Kashyap who is an Indian journalist and also a news presenter. She is the news anchor of the renowned news channel AajTak.

Charu Sharma

Charu Sharma who is a well known Indian commentator, a compere and also quizmaster. She is very well known for his various television presentations especially on cricket along with Mandira Bedi.

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