TV News Anchor Interview Questions and Answers

Updated: September 17, 2018

The interview process for TV News Anchor job is not as scary as it seems to most.

But it can be a bit overwhelming if you are unprepared for it. Do not worry.

Here is a set of likely interview questions and answers for you to go through:



TV News Anchor Interview Questions & Answers

What encouraged you to find your niche as a TV news anchor?
While I was in the process of obtaining my degree in journalism, I was quite impressed by the way in which this part of journalism worked. An internship later, I was ready to take this up as my career.

What specific duties have you performed in the role of a TV news anchor in a previous or present position?
As a TV news anchor, I have been busy researching news items, developing stories and news pieces, conferring with news directors and reporters to determine accuracy of news, organizing news pieces so that they can be presented to the viewers, presenting live news to viewers, handling live sessions, and managing commentary for live events.

What skills do you possess which make you an excellent person to hire as a TV news anchor?
Apart from the eight years of experience that I possess in performing my duties as a TV news anchor, I am highly resourceful, which allows me to obtain information quickly and accurately. As someone who wants her organization to be at the very top, I make a special effort to organize news pieces so that they can be presented before the competitors. Also, I am well-versed in verifying news sources, and can develop excellent relations with people from different backgrounds, allowing me to obtain information that can be presented properly.

What is the hardest thing about working as a TV news anchor?
News of both natural and humanmade catastrophes from around the world can put a damper on one’s day. However, we as TV news anchors have to keep a straight face all though and make sure that we do our jobs without any showing emotion.

How do you handle interruptions such as equipment or technology fails?
I am trained not to react or stop when either technology or equipment fails on me. I keep a straight face and keep talking. If cued, I can then repeat what I have said during the failure time, so that viewers are given a recap.

What is the next step in your career?
I am hoping to work as a TV news director soon. I am sure that I have the expertise for it, and would like to explore this avenue a little now.