An anchor is a person or a journalist who presents news during a news program broadcasted on the television. An anchor is also called as a News Presenter, News Reader or Newscaster. News Anchors most often work from studio of the channel he is working with. He may also present the news from remote location in the field related to a particular major news event.
Here are eight essential “skills without script” that a news anchor should strive for:
8. Acute sense of timing: The ability to condense or expand one's speech on demand, to sense when a story needs refreshing or recapping, to know without even looking at a clock how many words are needed to fill the minute while awaiting a satellite window, live feed or interviewee.
News anchors may maintain a hectic and challenging work schedule due to the need to cover breaking news or present feature stories on strict deadlines. Additionally, some news anchors may be required to travel in order to conduct interviews and gather information.