9 Sport



In the last decade or so sport has moved up the broadcasting agenda with the same speed as business news. Once it was nothing more than a Saturday afternoon round-up on TV and an, ‘and finally, the cricket score at the Oval is … ’. Nowadays sport itself is big bucks and professional and the broadcasting of it has necessarily moved in the same direction. With dedicated 24-hour sport channels, there are many opportunities here for presenters. Some may now get in through reporting on sports programmes. Others come from news and, increasingly, others are hired from the football pitch or running track where they were themselves performers.

As with most broadcasting, the wider your knowledge the more work you can expect. Thus being expert ...

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