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Entertainment Anchor Interview Questions

27 Entertainment Anchor Interview Questions
Question 1 of 27
What is your biggest failure professionally?
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The candidate should discuss a time they have struggled in their work and how they worked to fix it. The candidate may use a time that they stumbled on television, or a time they had a communication failure with another worker. However, the candidate should show that they have grown from that experience and know how to not let it happen in the future.

Answer Example
"There was a time where I was not a great speaker on television. I stumbled often, and I was disappointed in myself. However, I have grown from that and practiced, and now I barely ever stumble."
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Question 2 of 27
Why is this job right for you at this time?
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The candidate should discuss the reasons why they are looking to take this job at this time in their life. Perhaps they have a future goal that the job will help with, or perhaps they are excited to take on a new journey. They should talk about why they believe this is a good time for them to take the job and why.

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"I believe this entertainment anchor job is right for me at this time because I have worked hard in the news industry to learn how to write and be on television and now I feel that I am ready to take on my true passion, the entertainment world."
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Question 3 of 27
What is your favorite entertainment story you have covered and why?
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The candidate should discuss their favorite entertainment story and why it was their favorite. Through answering this question, they should show their deep passion for the entertainment field, and show their experience creating a story or anchoring a newscast that people want to listen to.

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"My favorite story I have covered in the entertainment industry is the death of Prince. Even though it is a sad story, so many stories of people finding happiness through his music inspired me."
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Question 4 of 27
What stories do you believe are the most important to report?
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The candidate should discuss different types of stories that entertainment anchors report on, and which ones should receive higher priority in a newscast over others. For instance, breaking news, celebrity deaths, and stories that involve highly popular people are typically prioritized because more people are likely to want to listen. The candidate should make his or herself a knowledgeable source about the industry.

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"I believe the most important stories are the ones that reach the most people possible. If it affects many people, I will want to put it first in a show."
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Question 5 of 27
What is your experience writing for television broadcasts?
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The candidate should talk about their experience writing for television. They may talk about their experience writing for television broadcasts, or their past writing experience on other topics. They should talk about how they plan to write for the entertainment industry to attract viewers.

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"I have been writing for television broadcasts in both news and entertainment for many years. I used to be a writer for the news industry as a producer, and that gave me great experience telling stories."
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Author of Entertainment Anchor Answers and Questions

Christina Erne
Christina Erne is a meteorologist and a journalist at News 10 ABC in Albany, NY. Beginning her career as a reporter, she worked her way up the ranks of local television, learning the ins and outs of all possible jobs in the field, from technical support, to weather staff.
First written on: 05/05/2017
Last modified on: 08/17/2018

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About Entertainment Anchor

August 17th, 2017

An entertainment anchor is the leading source of entertainment news on television broadcast or online or written publications. They are expected to research the top entertainment news locally and nationally and report stories of interest to viewers, readers, or listeners. They are expected to make regular contact with leading entertainment sources and verify information to report to viewers. They are also expected to use social media to update viewers regularly on any breaking news.