Sports Anchor

Ref#: 31883
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: West Sacramento, CA, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

Anchor will provide sports reports for KOVR/KMAX news programs and online properties. Anchor will participate in the selection of sports related stories for presentation to the viewers.  Must be able to gather, assemble and explain information on all stories assigned to you. Video editing ability is required.


Anchor will interview guests and contributors appropriate to the stories being presented. Anchor must remain up to date with current events, in sports and news. Anchor will also be available to make personal appearances to promote the station.


As a sports anchor, you will be assigned to cover and report live stories outside the station - on location. You must write with a clear and engaging style, using video and graphics to illustrate facts and ideas in the story. You must maintain a broad understanding of all sports and ability to tell stories about athletes, teams, leagues and issues, both local and national.



Must have at least six years of comparable television experience, with a minimum of 3 years as a sports anchor, working in a local market or network television news. Must have in-depth presentation and oral communication skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of personnel. Must be able to do live reporting in an engaging and effective manner. Familiarity with the California region extremely helpful. College degree required or equivalent experience.

Must be able to operate keyboard with accuracy and speed, and  have a valid driver's license in order to drive to reporting locations.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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