Thanks for the question. While there are no specific qualifications required to become a television presenter, many people begin their careers by working as runners or media researchers behind the scenes of television shows. Some people become television presenters after working as actors.
Some presenters move into TV from other areas of the media like journalism or media research and may already have a degree. You may also need a degree or detailed knowledge if you wish to work on a specialized program such as science, history or property development.
Whatever qualifications you have, you will need to have the right kind of skills and personality. Competition for jobs is very strong so you will also need determination, persistence and the ability to network and promote yourself.
If you’re serious about a career as a television presenter, you’ll need to have a showreel – a short film which shows your on-screen presenting skills.
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