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Top US Cities for Sports Broadcasting Jobs


#21 Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN

Local TV Stations Regional Sports Networks Professional Sports Teams
KARE (NBC) Fox Sports North Vikings (NFL)
WCCO (CBS) Twins (MLB)
KSTP (ABC) Timberwolves (NBA)
KMSP (Fox) Wild (NHL)
Lynx (WNBA)

TV Market Size = #15 (1,753,780 TV Households)*

Sports BroadcastingTV Job Opportunity Score = 55



#22 Sacramento – Stockton – Modesto, CA

Local TV Stations Regional Sports Networks Professional Sports Teams
KOVR (CBS) Comcast SportsNet California Kings (NBA)
KXTV (ABC)
KTXL (Fox)
KCRA (NBC)
KUVS (Univision)

TV Market Size = #20 (1,409,400 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 52



#23 Tampa – St. Petersburg, FL

Local TV Stations Regional Sports Networks Professional Sports Teams
WFLA (NBC) Bright House Sports Network Buccaneers (NFL)
WTSP (CBS) Rays (MLB)
WTVT (Fox) Lightning (NHL)
WFTS (ABC)

TV Market Size = #14 (1,795,200 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 51



#24 St. Louis, MO

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
KTVI (Fox) Fox Sports Midwest Rams (NFL)
KMOV (CBS) Cardinals (MLB)
KDNL (ABC) Blues (NHL)
KSDK (NBC)

TV Market Size = #21 (1,258,580 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 51



#25 Pittsburgh, PA

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
WTAE (ABC) Fox Sports Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)
WPXI (NBC) Pirates (MLB)
KDKA (CBS) Penguins (NHL)
WPGH (Fox)

TV Market Size = #24 (1,160,820 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 51



#26 San Diego, CA

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
KSWB (Fox) Channel 4 (4SD) Chargers (NFL)
KNSD (NBC) Padres (MLB)
KGTV (ABC)
KMFB (CBS)

TV Market Size = #28 (1,089,010 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 49



#27 New Orleans, LA

Local TV StationsRegional Sports NetworksProfessional Sports Teams
WWL (CBS) Cox Sports Television (CST) Saints (NFL)
WVUE (Fox) Hornets (NBA)
WDSU (NBC)
WGNO (ABC)

TV Market Size = #52 (635,860 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 49



#28 Portland, OR

Local TV Stations Regional Sports Networks Professional Sports Teams
KGW (NBC) Comcast SportsNet Northwest Trailblazers (NBA)
KOIN (CBS)
KATU (ABC)
KPTV (Fox)

TV Market Size = #22 (1,197,780 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 47



#29 Indianapolis, IN

Local TV Stations Regional Sports Networks Professional Sports Teams
WISH (CBS) Fox Sports Indiana** Colts (NFL)
WRTV(ABC) Pacers (NBA)
WTHR (NBC) Fever (WNBA)
WXIN (Fox)

TV Market Size = #27 (1,106,420 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 36



#30 Milwaukee, WI

Local TV Stations Regional Sports Networks Professional Sports Teams
WDJT (CBS) Fox Sports Wisconsin** Packers (NFL)
WTMJ (NBC) Brewers (MLB)
WITI (Fox) Bucks (NBA)
WISN (ABC)

TV Market Size = #35 (901,100 TV Households)*

Sports Broadcasting Job Opportunity Score = 36


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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.



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