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Will being able to speak a foreign language benefit me in this career choice involved in sports broadcasting?

I am a high school junior and am beginning to explore my options for my future following high school. It has been a dream of mine for quite some time to be involved in sports, particularly the NBA, as a post game interviewer. I would appreciate any tips or advice to get started in this industry. #sports #interviewer #sportsbroadcasting

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Sendil’s Answer

Being able to speak a foreign language, and having experience with different cultures, positions employees for promotions, and higher level positions. ... Being able to speak a foreign language fluenty however is your best option. It provides the greatest job security, wages and advancement opportunity.
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Fiona’s Answer

With the increasing international nature of many sports, the ability to speak another language will give you a competitive edge if you wish to pursue a career in sports journalism. Broadcasters are looking for journalists/analysts that have the capability to speak to audiences in their native language (on top of having a deep knowledge in the sport). The importance of localizing broadcasts to suit international audiences is highlighted by the NBA content being distributed to 215 countries and territories and 50 languages in 2020.
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Jesse’s Answer

The ability to speak multiple languages will give an individual a competitive advantage for jobs across every industry. For sports specifically, speaking a foreign language will drastically increase your ability to properly communicate with a wide range of athletes. In sports broadcasting, you will be able to reach a much larger and more diverse range of fans and athletes if you are able to speak multiple languages which will create many more opportunities to expand your career.
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John’s Answer

For baseball, Spanish would be tremendous. For hockey, French would open new worlds to you. And studying any foreign language will give you empathy for anyone you interview in their non-native tongue. You will understand that when you interview someone in their non-native language, it's best to speak slowly and use short sentences and words. Besides, those are good interview tools when talking to someone in their native tongue, too.
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