Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a News Reporter is $45,917
What is the Pay by Experience Level for News Reporters?
An entry-level News Reporter with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $30,115 based on 38 salaries. An early career News Reporter with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,178 based on 224 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do News Reporters Do?
News reporters work for newspapers, local or national TV and radio stations, and for online news resources. When news reporters work in front of a camera, they are often referred to as "newscasters." Regardless of where they work, news reporters must motivated, articulate, willing to travel, be able to handle stressful situations well, and have a good judgement on how stories should be conveyed to the public no matter what industry they are in. News reporters work inside news studios, outdoors, …Read more
- Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a particular story.
- Generate and follow through with story ideas.
- Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
- Report and write news stories for publication, describing the background and details of events.