Sports reporters respond to current sporting events including game scores and outcomes, player injuries, sports personalities, changes in team structure and other related topics. Like journalism professionals, sports reporters must check their facts and report the most current information available.
Sports reporters work varied hours depending on game, coaches or athletes availability. They typically work weekends when many sporting events take place.
Sports Reporters may have any of the following duties:
Enthusiasm for the sports industry and the skills to communicate effectively as a news reporter are vital qualities of a successful sports reporter. The ability to networking among sports professionals improves opportunities for success. Interns will have the opportunity to have their articles published locally, regionally and at the national level.