As traditional music stations go through a decline and network TV struggles to keep viewers, sports broadcasting on radio and television continues its renaissance. People tune in to their favorite sports talk show host to hear about their local team, for national results and analysis or just to get caught up on breaking news in the world of sports. Read more

Depending on the role, sports broadcasters may travel with the teams to report from the sidelines or remain in the studio and give play-by-play moves as well as pre-game and post-game shows. They must also be familiar with the production side of the business, which includes editing audio and video snippets and conducting interviews with players and coaches.

The Evolution of Sports Broadcasts: Radio to Live Streaming

A successful career in Sports Broadcasting is not easy, and it is rare that a talent can break into the major leagues immediately after earning their degree. The majority of aspiring sports broadcasters spend years gaining experience behind the scenes before they find their way into a broadcast booth. Those that do make it onto the air, most often do so in small markets where they must work for little money. Most of them are represented by agents that see their potential and help them climb each rung of the ladder to their ultimate goal.

A quality education in Sports Broadcasting will prepare students with the skills and knowledge to be successful in this competitive industry. Look for programs that offer hands-on internship opportunities and access to state-of-the-art equipment, software and media production studios. Graduate students at Sacred Heart University have access to the Frank & Marisa Martire Center for the Liberal Arts and Sacred Heart’s West Campus, both of which feature media production studios.