Become a TV reporter, anchor, or producer

Marcus DiPaola
8 min readNov 9, 2020

I started my career as an on-camera reporter at CNC World, a cable TV station that is the Chinese equivalent to CNN, in Chicago, Illinois, during my sophomore year of college. I gave directions to my then-lost but soon-to-be boss while covering a riot at the NATO Summit. CNC World is a government-funded cable TV channel and broadcasts 24 hours a day in China.

The role of an on-camera reporter is to talk to people with firsthand knowledge of important things and review documents to discover previously unknown information and tell people about it. TV reporters…

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