Sports Analyst

By: Jordan LeBlanc

Skills that Analysts need to have


The three main skills that are needed to be an analyst are Speaking, so tou can talk to others to share information effectively. Active Listening so you give your full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand the points being made, ask questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Reading Comprehension to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

What is done on the job

  • Study background information in order to prepare for programs or interviews.


  • Identify stations, and introduce or close shows, using memorized or read scripts, and/or ad-libs.


  • Interview show guests about their lives, their work, or topics of current interest.


  • Make promotional appearances at public or private events in order to represent their employers.


  • Prepare and deliver news, sports, and/or weather reports, gathering and rewriting material so that it will convey required information and fit specific time slots.


Some of the best Sports Analysts

Working conditions

Sports analysts work in a studio, and they share a booth with other analysts. Sports studios are usually very spacious and include elements from the sport they are analyzing. For example, the sprint halftime show has a basketball goal in the background. Most shows usually have 2 to 5 analysts at a time on the show..

Work hours

Most Sports analysts do not have very long and tedious work hours. The shows that analysts are on usually don't come on much so they only have to appear on the show.

Majors to take in college for this job

Brodcast Journalism, General Communication, Radio and Television, Speech communication, Sports communication.

Salaries for this job

In 2015, news analyst made around $76,000 per year. The starting salary for a sports analyst who has not been a professional player is $22,500, but an experienced analyst's average salary is $38,000. Analyst working as anchors make a decent salary of $108,000 per year. And the top earners of this profession make in between $3million to $5million.