How much can I make in a Career in News Anchoring?

Career in News Anchoring

A Career in News Anchoring has always intrigued me. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into News Anchoring, while I want to first understand What is a Career in News Anchoring. I was Googling about a Career in News Anchoring and was lucky to find: 

Asif Khan’s professional point of view!

With 17 years & 1 month of professional experience, Asif Khan understands News Anchoring. Asif Khan has worked in News Anchoring as Journalist and Anchor in Various Assignments. In Asif Khan’s own words, this is how Asif Khan got into News Anchoring: “After doing my schooling from Saharanpur, I did my B Sc & M Sc from Meerut University. After that, I did my PGD in TV journalism from CMAC, Rai University, Delhi and then did a certification course in Anchoring from IAAN School of Mass Communication, Delhi. I started my career with Doordarshan as an Anchor and Writer for various shows. Thereafter, I worked with various organizations like Zee Entertainment Enterprises, LLT, ETV, News network, NDTV Imagine and others. I like writing and have written a Poetry Book named Bikhre Moti. I am working as an Anchor & Associate Editor for recently launched Urdu TV channel named Tehzeeb.”

Career Video on News Anchoring

In a video, Asif Khan has talked about various aspects of a Career in News Anchoring. Asif Khan started by explaining News Anchoring as: “A news presenter is also known as a newsreader, newscaster, anchorman or anchorwoman, news anchor or simply an anchor is a person who presents news during a news program on the television, on the radio or on the Internet.” It was an amazing video with great information.

In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at News Anchoring, and not as Qualifications needed to enter News Anchoring. Asif Khan touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Basic Knowledge of Law
  • Language & Vocabulary
  • Current Affairs

Asif Khan then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in News Anchoring:

  • Communication Skills
  • Voice Modulation
  • Up gradation
  • Presentation Skills

Asif Khan believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in News Anchoring:

  • Personal Growth
  • Monetary Benefit
  • Networking
  • Social Impact

And, Asif Khan believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in News Anchoring:

  • Dead Line Pressure
  • No Room for Mistakes

In the final section of the video Asif Khan talks about How a day goes in a Career in News Anchoring. This video is by far the best video on a Career in News Anchoring, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: 

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I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:


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This video on a Career in News Anchoring was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at: 

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