Show Host/Hostess

Perform duties to broadcast program over television or radio.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Show Host/Hostesses do?

Performs any combination of following duties to broadcast program over television or radio: Discusses and prepares program content with PRODUCER 159.117-010 and assistants. Interviews show guests about their lives, their work, or topics of current interest. Discusses various topics over telephone with viewers or listeners. Asks questions of contestants, or manages play of game, to enable contestants to win prizes. Describes or demonstrates products that viewers may purchase by telephoning show or by mail, or may purchase in stores. Acts as Host/Hostess at civic, charitable, or promotional events that are broadcast over television or radio.


Should I be a Show Host/Hostess?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Game Show Host/Hostess, Host/Hostess, Show Host or Hostess, Talk Show Host/Hostess

    How to become a Show Host/Hostess

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