Learn about the types of people who become sports broadcasters. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2023

51% of sports broadcasters work in full-time roles while 49% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a sports broadcaster. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming sports broadcasters at a ratio of 4.28 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2023

33% of sports broadcasters are female and 67% are male.


Gender Bias, 2023

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a sports broadcaster and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a sports broadcaster and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more men interested in becoming a sports broadcaster than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of sports broadcasters are White, making up 64% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 19% and 8% respectively.