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You may not know the correct title but everyone knows what a sports
announcer is. That is what a sports commentator is. Just because there
are so many different sports commentators, that doesn't mean that sports
commentators don't need to go to college. Most sports commentators need
bachelor or masters degrees. I will further explain this career on this
page.The career of a sports commentator is to explain the sport to the
viewers or readers.
To become a sports commentator you must have a degree (bachelor,
master, or graduate).
A sports commentator can make anywhere from $ 26,663 to $84,029.
Finding a place to work is not that hard for a someone that just graduated
college since there are smaller newspaper and radio stations that won't
pay much but they will get you on your feet. Bigger TV stations, bigger
radio stations and bigger newspapers will pay more but they are looking
for more experienced sports commentators.
If you are interested in this career you may want to:
additional writing, speech or journalism courses
could try the debate team
to keep athletes statistics using the newspaper and try to keep them
in your head
to espn.go.com and sportsillustrated.cnn.com for statistics
names of commentators to interview or watch go to www.railwayinn.freeserve.co.uk/Sports%20Presenters.htm
could practice while watching sports (make sure that your mom says it
is okay, if you don't she might think that you are a little weird)
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