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Top US Cities for Sports Broadcasting Jobs

Want to work in sports broadcasting? Find the best places to live to pursue your dream job. The editors at SportsTVJobs.com have compiled research on the Top 30 sports broadcasting cities and scored each city by opportunity. The "Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score" weighs a city’s potential for sports broadcasting jobs based on how many local TV stations, sports networks and professional sports teams exist in the designated market area (DMA).

#1 Los Angeles, CA

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
KCBS (CBS)Fox Sports NetDodgers (MLB)
KNBC (NBC)Fox Sports WestAngles (MLB)
KTLA (CW)Fox Soccer ChannelLakers (NBA)
KABC (ABC)Fox DeportesClippers (NBA)
KCAL (Ind.)NFL NetworkKings (NHL)
KTTV (Fox)Prime TicketDucks (NHL)
KCOP (MyNetwork) Fox College SportsGalaxy (MLS)
KMEX (Univision)TVG (Television Games Network)Chivas USA (MLS)
KVEA (Telemundo)Outdoor Channel (Temecula, CA)Sparks (WNBA)
Tennis Channel (Santa Monica, CA)

TV Market Size = #2 (5,666,900 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 313



#2 Atlanta, GA

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
WSB (ABC) Turner Sports (TBS & TNT) Falcons (NFL)
WAGA (Fox) CNN Sports Braves (MLB)
WXIA (NBC) NBA TV Hawks (NBA)
WUVG (Univision) Fox Sports South Thrashers (NHL)
WATL (MyNetwork) Sports South Dream (WNBA)
WGCL (CBS) Comcast Sports Southeast
WUPA (CW)

TV Market Size = #8 (2,407,080 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 230



#3 New York, NY

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
WCBS (CBS)YES NetworkJets (NFL)
WNBC (NBC)SportsNet New York (SNY)Giants (NFL)
WNYW (Fox)MSG/MSG+Knicks (NBA)
WABC (ABC)CBS College SportsNets (NBA)
WWOR (MyNetwork)MLB Network (Secaucus, NJ)Yankees (MLB)
WPIX (CW) Mets (MLB)
WXTV (Univision) Islanders (NHL)
WNJU (Telemundo) Rangers (NHL)
Devils (NHL)
Red Bulls (MLS)
Liberty (WNBA)

TV Market Size = #1 (7,515,330 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 187



#4 Hartford – New Haven, CT

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
WFSB (CBS) ESPN (Bristol, CT) Sun (WNBA – Uncasville, CT)
WTNH (ABC) ESPN 2
WVIT (NBC) ESPN News
WTIC (Fox) ESPN U
ESPN Classic

TV Market Size = #30 (1,018,770 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 147



#5 Denver, CO

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
KDVR (Fox) Fox Sports Rocky Mountain Broncos (NFL)
KCNC (CBS) Altitude Sports and Entertainment Rockies (MLB)
KMGH (ABC) The Mtn. (Mountain West Sports Network) Nuggets (NBA)
KUSA (NBC) Avalanche (NHL)
KDEN (Telemundo) Rapids (MLS)
KCEC (Univision)

TV Market Size = #17 (1,572,740 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 115

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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
    Large 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 Regional or National Sports Network.
  • Professional Sports Teams Points Assigned = 2
    Professional Sports teams have their own broadcasting 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.



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