How to become a sports broadcaster

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.
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Sportscasting career challenges

ESPN3 play-by-play announcer Darren Goldwater discusses some of the challenges sports broadcasters face, and how to deal with them.

Dealing with freelance anxiety

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.

How I got into play-by-play

Bob Rathbun, TV voice of the Atlanta Hawks, shares the story of how he first got into sports radio at the age of 12.