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Top US Cities for Sports Broadcasting Jobs


#11 Detroit, MI

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
WJBK (Fox) Fox Sports Detroit Lions (NFL)
WDIV (NBC) Comcast Television (Michigan) Tigers (MLB)
WXYZ (ABC) Pistons (NBA)
WMYD (MyNetwork) Red Wings (NHL)
WWJ (CBS) Shock (WNBA)

TV Market Size = #11 (1,883,840 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 85



#12 Cleveland-Akron, OH

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
WKYC (NBC) Fox Sports Ohio Browns(NFL)
WEWS (ABC) SportsTime Ohio Indians (MLB)
WJW (Fox) Cavaliers (NBA)
WOIO (CBS)

TV Market Size = #18 (1,526,200 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 76



#13 San Francisco – Oakland – San Jose, CA

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
KTVU (Fox) Comcast SportsNet Bay Area 49ers (NFL)
KPIX (CBS) Raiders (NFL)
KGO (ABC) Giants (MLB)
KNTV (NBC) Athletics (MLB)
KDTV (Univision) Warriors (NBA)
KSTS (Telemundo) Sharks (NHL)
Earthquakes (MLS)

TV Market Size = #6 (2,523,520 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 69



#14 Houston, TX

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
KPRC (NBC) Fox Sports Houston Texans (NFL)
KHOU (CBS) Astros (MLB)
KTRK (ABC) Rockets (NBA)
KRIV (Fox) Dynamo (MLS)
KTMD (Telemundo)
KXLN (Univision)

TV Market Size = #10 (2,177,220 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 63



#15 Miami – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
WFOR (CBS) GolTV Dolphins (NFL)
WTVJ (NBC) Marlins (MLB)
WSVN (Fox) Heat (NBA)
WPLG (ABC) Panthers (NHL)
WLTV (Univision)
WSCV (Telemundo)

TV Market Size = #16 (1,538,090 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 63



#16 Kansas City, MO

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
WDAF (Fox) Fox Sports Kansas City** Chiefs (NFL)
KCTV (CBS) Metro Sports Royals (MLB)
KMBC (ABC) Wizards (MLS)
KSHB (NBC)

TV Market Size = #31 (974,820 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 61



#17 Charlotte, NC

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
WBTV (CBS) Speed Network Panthers (NFL)
WSOC (ABC) Fox Sports Carolinas** Bobcats (NBA)
WCCB (Fox) Hurricanes (NHL)
WCNC (NBC)

TV Market Size = #23 (1,166,180 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 61



#18 Dallas – Ft. Worth, TX

Local TV Stations Regional Sports Networks Professional Sports Teams
KDFW (Fox) Fox Sports Southwest Cowboys (NFL)
KXAS (NBC) Rangers (MLB)
WFAA (ABC) Mavericks (NBA)
KTVT (CBS) Stars (NHL)
KUVN (Univision) F.C. Dallas (MLS)

TV Market Size = #5 (2,544,410 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 60



#19 Phoenix, AZ

Local TV Stations Regional Sports Networks Professional Sports Teams
KPHO (CBS) Fox Sports Arizona Cardinals (NFL)
KSAZ (Fox) Diamondbacks (MLB)
KPNX (NBC) Suns (NBA)
KNXV (ABC) Coyotes (NHL)
KTVW (Univision) Mercury (WNBA)

TV Market Size = #12 (1,881,310 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 60



#20 Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
KOMO (ABC) Fox Sports Northwest Seahawks (NFL)
KING (NBC) Mariners (MLB)
KIRO (CBS) Storm (WNBA)
KCPQ (Fox) Sounders (MLS)
Northwest Cable News

TV Market Size = #13 (1,874,750 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 58


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How the Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score is calculated:

  • National or Regional Sports Network Points Assigned = 25
    On average there are 5-10 times as many employees working at a National or Regional Sports Network as compared to a local television station. Highest potential for work scores more points
  • **Regional Sports Bureau Points Assigned = 10
    Not all Regional Sports Networks are created alike. Fox Sports Net employs a system where one production center will serve multiple networks. For example: The majority of the FS Carolinas staff is based at the FS South production center in Atlanta. FS Carolinas has a staff locally in Charlotte, larger than most local TV stations but smaller than full-sized regional or national sports networks.
  • Local TV Stations Points Assigned = 5
    Typically larger markets have anywhere between 5-10 people in their sports department (i.e. a city like New York with multiple teams across all sports). The smaller markets are typically staffed with 2-4. Less potential jobs compared to a Sports Network.
  • Professional Sports Teams Points Assigned = 2
    Professional Sports teams have their own broadcast departments that produce original programming and are involved in team activities. The hardest of the three to crack because the demand is so high. If you got to work for your sports team, would you leave? Exactly. A job opening is rare and the staffs are usually small to begin with.

* These are Nielsen estimates of local television market size as of January 1, 2010 Copyright © 2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.