Anchoring Advice for Video Students

News Video Reporting (MEDPL 283) students made their on-air debuts in mid-November as they learned how to read from a teleprompter and deliver the news from the Hunter North fourth floor studio.

Fortune Magazine’s Susie Gharib with Hunter video news reporting students.
Fortune Magazine’s Susie Gharib (r) with Hunter students.

Fortune Magazine’s Susie Gharib, who anchored business programs for CNBC and PBS, gave the students of Prof. Sissel McCarthy’s class, three things to remember as they got into the anchor chair:

  1. Sit up straight
  2. Know what you’re talking about and
  3. Think about why you are telling people this story and sell it!

She also encouraged students to pump up their enthusiasm and self-assurance. “When you sit down in that chair, you own that anchor desk,” said Gharib, adding that it’s important to project confidence to the audience.