Newscasters are certainly a group of most-watched personalities. This article talks a bit about the job profile for a Newscaster.
A newscaster is also known as the News Presenter. Other terms of this profession includes newsreader and news anchor. Usually, a newscaster is also a working journalist or reporter.
The job scope includes presenting news show on television and radio. With the prolification of the Internet, news can also be presented using this medium as well.
In many broadcasting organisation, the newscaster must also double up as the Weather Forecaster. Very often he or she will be conversing with the News Reporter who will be reporting events from another location or country.
Personality-wise, a Newscaster must have a strong grasp of the language that he or she is dealing with. He or she also needs to have the personality, voice and charisma to hold the attention of news viewers. Regardless of whether the person is male or female, a newscaster must be presentable. Also being level-headed is important too. A newscaster must be able to announce shocking or ground-breaking news in a calm and collected manner.
The working environment for such a professional is usually quite fine. The job also often allow the caster to meet and/or interview important persons and celebrities.