Dave Rothenberg, sports talk host at ESPN New York, advises young sportscasters to be ready to make sacrifices for your career.
Freelance TV sportscaster Mary Jo Perino on why football is the toughest area for female sportscasters to gain credibility, and how to overcome that perception.
The first thing you need to become a sports broadcaster is sports broadcasting experience. You can’t get a job without demonstration of ability.
The college degree route
The best place to get sportscasting experience is in college. Enroll in a four-year school that offers a broadcasting curriculum.
Matt Perrault, GM and Afternoon Drive Host at ESPN New Hampshire, lists a few qualities you should look for in a sportscasting mentor.
Kent Sterling, former PD at 101 ESPN St. Louis, with some tips on how to post from your employer’s official social media accounts.
ESPN3 play-by-play announcer Darren Goldwater discusses some of the challenges sports broadcasters face, and how to deal with them.
Play-by-play broadcaster and sports talk host John Rooke talks about the anxiety that comes with full-time freelancing, and how to deal with it.
Bob Rathbun, TV voice of the Atlanta Hawks, shares the story of how he first got into sports radio at the age of 12.
Adam Amin, ESPN play-by-play announcer, on the importance of adding multimedia skills to your career toolkit.
John Rooke, play-by-play broadcaster and sports talk host, says that practicing the discipline of writing is one of the ways you can accelerate your sportscasting development.