9 Medical Reporting

Marysol is comfortable having a meteorologist behind her who knows the science of weather. For her beat, knowing television is more important than knowing the science behind weather. Weather is perhaps the most technology-driven reporting — with graphics for maps, five-day forecasts as well as abundant use of video clips. Knowing television is crucial for the weather reporter.

But when it comes to the health and science reporter, it's just the opposite.

Do I Need To Be a Doctor?

One of the best on the medical and science beat is Max Gomez, health and medical editor at WNBC-TV in New York. To become a medical reporter, he believes you need some sort of scientific background.

“I don't know that you have to be an MD, or in my ...

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