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yeah much do they make a year, a month, a week? It varies. Some can make millions. Local sportscasters for teams make six figures. TV reporters make anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000. Radio pays the worst. About 50,000 to 100,000 a year. That's alot
There should be a section on Sportscasters and how they are involved in other things. Some Sportscasters, such as John Madden, have their own video games (Madden football games)! HaLoGuY007 00:49, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
The branches to color commentator, presenter & sideline reporter are helpful but a similar definition of a Play-by-Play announcer would be nice.
Additional discussion is needed of commentator techniques and the flow of commentary during a sporting event. For example, what typically is presented in pre-game, post-game, more in-depth instant replay commentary or filler commentary done during timeouts? How much is improvisational and what tends to be fully scripted?
Also, discussion of the differences between print (newspaper & magazine), radio & TV commentary might be interesting. Is the reporting different for arena based events as opposed to where spectators are impractical? How the different perspectives from a sportsbooth vs. multiple camera systems in remote studios vs. a sportswriter's bullpen vs. sidelines vs. from within the crowd can affect what is presented? Do radio commentators, news sportscasters, or print reporters present more/different details? Do they tend to give more (or less) emotional commentary? How about the use of TV tools like instant replay, dashboard cameras, the Electronic chalkboard or Closed Captioning with muted video in sports bars?
Perhaps even a discussion of how the Closed Captioning of sports commentary has such a high error rate compared to other live captioning. (Most likely because the pace of speech can be so much higher than many other live reporting. Or perhaps because commentary contains more names & odd catch phrases that stenographers are unlikely to have in their custom shorthand dictionaries.)