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How can I become a sports analyst, specifically in professional basketball?

I was a student at UC Davis but was dismissed due to poor academic performance. What are the steps to get a job at ESPN or FOX SPORTS as an analyst? I believe I know a great amount of professional basketball and some professional football and I have a huge passion in sports. I also do not want to resume my studies as a mathematics major, but I do plan on attending a community college as a communications or journalism major. Should I also take speech classes?

Asked By: - 1/4/2012
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Go to the web sites of the companies you mention. Find the "careers" section. Look for the sort of jobs they are offering. Note that they offer many jobs besides "sports analyst" and that "sports analyst" may not even be a current opening. Find some jobs that interest you. Find out the qualifications for those... More
Answered By: Emily M - 1/5/2012
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Commercial television does not need to hire dropouts. They have no credibility. Commercial television hires dummy retired players. Incidentally, don't waste your time studying Communications or Journalism.
Answered By: PE2008 - 1/5/2012
 
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