How do I start a Career in News Anchoring?

I think News Anchoring is a great Career option. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into News Anchoring, while I want to first understand What is a Career in News Anchoring. I was Googling about a Career in News Anchoring and was lucky to find:

Asif Khan's professional point of view!

Asif Khan has 17 years & 1 month of professional experience in News Anchoring. Asif Khan has worked in News Anchoring as Journalist and Anchor in Various Assignments. In Asif Khan's own words, this is how Asif Khan got into News Anchoring: "After doing my schooling from Saharanpur, I did my B Sc & M Sc from Meerut University. After that, I did my PGD in TV journalism from CMAC, Rai University, Delhi and then did a certification course in Anchoring from IAAN School of Mass Communication, Delhi. I started my career with Doordarshan as an Anchor and Writer for various shows. Thereafter, I worked with various organizations like Zee Entertainment Enterprises, LLT, ETV, News network, NDTV Imagine and others. I like writing and have written a Poetry Book named Bikhre Moti. I am working as an Anchor & Associate Editor for recently launched Urdu TV channel named Tehzeeb."

Career Video on News Anchoring

In a video, Asif Khan has talked about various aspects of a Career in News Anchoring. Asif Khan started by explaining News Anchoring as: "A news presenter is also known as a newsreader, newscaster, anchorman or anchorwoman, news anchor or simply an anchor is a person who presents news during a news program on the television, on the radio or on the Internet." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at News Anchoring, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter News Anchoring. Asif Khan touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Basic Knowledge of Law
  • Language & Vocabulary
  • Current Affairs
Skills are the most important factor determining success in a particular Career.
Asif Khan then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in News Anchoring:
  • Communication Skills
  • Voice Modulation
  • Up gradation
  • Presentation Skills
This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
Asif Khan believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in News Anchoring:
  • Personal Growth
  • Monetary Benefit
  • Networking
  • Social Impact
There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Asif Khan believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in News Anchoring:
  • Dead Line Pressure
  • No Room for Mistakes

In the final section of the video Asif Khan talks about How a day goes in a Career in News Anchoring. This video is by far the best video on a Career in News Anchoring, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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