Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a News Anchor is $61,587
What is the Pay by Experience Level for News Anchors?
An entry-level News Anchor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,479 based on 29 salaries. An early career News Anchor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,261 based on 142 salaries. A mid-career News …Read more
What Do News Anchors Do?
News anchors generally are responsible for presenting local, national and/or world news to the public. They generally work in a studio to produce TV or radio news programs, although they sometimes report or anchor programs from the scene of the broadcast's subject. The news anchor often reads compiled news stories from a teleprompter, as well as conducts on-air interviews with the subjects of news, experts and reporter colleagues as needed. They also react to breaking news as it emerges, …Read more
- Present both live and pre-recorded daily news stories in a professional manner on television.
- Send timely updates via social media to engage the viewing audience and keep them informed.
- Venture into the field to cover live events and unfolding stories as they happen.
- Cover breaking news stories in real time and follow along with updates.
- Research and develop news stories from the idea stages to a written script.