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News Anchors

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Of the roughly 38,300 announcers (including news anchors) working in the United States, more than 60 percent worked for radio and television broadcasting companies, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Many others are self-employed, providing announcing services on a freelance basis to networks and stations, advertising agencies, independent producers, or to sponsors of local events. Some also work for state, local, and private educational services.

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