Becoming a Game Show Host
Reality TV is dominating the decade, and game shows are becoming a dime a dozen. You’d think with so many new game shows there’d be lots of jobs for new hosts. Unfortunately, most producers are hiring B-List entertainers rather than fresh faces.
Game show hosts need an outgoing, well-spoken, dramatic and comedic personality. You need to be comfortable improvising in front of cameras and engaging your contestants and live audience.
Your best bet at becoming a game show host is to get the right schooling. Find out if your high school has a film or radio program. In college, study communications, journalism, film or theatre.
So how do you get on the B-List? Get as much performance experience as possible.
As a game show host, your annual salary depends entirely on how popular the show is, what network the show is on, how well known you are, etc. It could be anywhere from $70 000 to millions.