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Difference Between Anchor and Reporter

Anchor vs Reporter

Anchor and reporter are part of news channels. Sometimes the anchor may adorn the role of a reporter and vice versa. But it is quite rare that a reporter adorns the grab of an anchor. Though the anchor and the reporter could change sides, they are totally different in many respects.

A reporter is one who gathers news on the current events and an anchor is a person who just sits down in front of camera and delivers the news to the people. Anchor also called as anchorman, anchor woman, news presenter and newsreader.

A reporter travels around collecting news whereas the anchor just sits in the studio and reads out the news that has been collected. A reporter gets news through many ways like press conferences, interview, handouts and other ways. The reporters have to cast their voice and even write the scripts of the news that they have collected. On the other hand, the anchor does not have to write the script. Sometimes the anchor also does the job of writing news but only in rare cases.

When comparing the two jobs, the job of an anchor is more prestigious and high paid.

The skills required for becoming an anchor is different from that of a reporter. In order to become an anchor, a person should have good looks or a good personality as his face is more seen by viewers. An anchor should have the capacity to be always comfortable while facing the camera even during tense situations. Moreover, an anchor should have good communication skills.

A reporter should have the nose to smell news around. They have to maintain good contacts with their sources so that they get the news before any person gets it. Moreover, he should have good command over the language.

Summary

  1. A reporter is one who gathers news on the current events and an anchor is a person who just sits down in front of camera and delivers the news to the people.
  2. The reporters have to cast their voice and even write the scripts of the news that they have collected. On the other hand, the anchor does not have to write the script.
  3. The job of an anchor is more prestigious and high paid.
  4. In order to become an anchor, a person should have good looks or a good personality as his face is more seen by viewers. A reporter should have the nose to smell news around.

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1 Comment

  1. I highly disagree with the statement about anchors looks. I’ve seen several news anchors who have model features, but couldn’t deliver news for their lives. I’d say it’s general skill and personality combined. Very ignorant point of view to put “good looks” into the matter.

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