I studied broadcast journalism in college and there is a lot that goes into making great news broadcast as a TV news reporter.
Before you ever leave your studio with your camera or crew, you must makes sure you have a good, concise script as most pieces are only from 90 seconds to 3 minutes long.
You must figure out in advance what kind of people you would like to interview and what scenes you need to capture to get your message across.
While some TV news reporting is live, the majority has a great deal of planning put into it.
Once a reporter returns from the field, they often have to sit down and edit their footage. While larger networks may employ people to do this, it is often part of the TV news reporter's job to complete their story from start to finish.