Television Presenter Kaipānui Pouaka Whakaata

Television presenters introduce, present or host programmes on television.

Television presenters may do some or all of the following:

  • host game shows, current affairs, sports, arts or educational programmes
  • read news, sports or weather reports
  • interview people
  • report on issues and events
  • run social media accounts
  • research and write scripts
  • attend production meetings
  • attend promotional events, conferences and social functions.

Physical Requirements

Television presenters should have clear speech and an expressive voice.

Useful Experience

Useful experience includes:

  • work as a radio announcer or journalist
  • experience in theatre, film, television or radio
  • drama or speech training.

Personal Qualities

Television presenters need to be:

  • confident and relaxed on television
  • able to work well under pressure
  • able to accept criticism, and follow instructions
  • able to relate to people from a wide range of cultures
  • good communicators
  • good planners and organisers.

Useful Experience

Useful experience includes:

  • work as a radio announcer or journalist
  • experience in theatre, film, television or radio
  • drama or speech training.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a television presenter. However, media studies, music, dance and drama, ngā toi, te reo Māori and English are useful.

Television presenters may specialise in areas such as:

  • sports commentary
  • current affairs
  • news
  • children's television.
Television Presenter

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