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Old 05-05-2016, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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You are aware that broadcast journalists are taught in school NOT to have accents but to talk in "news speak" -- the most famous example being the very precise and proper British accent that's only used by employees of the BBC, an accent that's in fact called "BBC English."

In the United States, very few TV journalists, even in small rural markets, are actually from the area in which they work. TV news is a very "upwardly mobile" industry and most TV reporters and anchors move around frequently until the reach a Top 20 market. So there's no reason why reporters in most cities would ever adopt a local accent, unless accidently.
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Old 05-06-2016, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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When I was out in Portland, Oregon I noticed that local tv meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke had a southern accent. It was kind of intriguing.
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Hyde Park, Los Angeles
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In Southern California, there are for some reason a number of Canadian newscasters, with identifiable (but not extremely obvious) Canadian accents. There are also newscasters who speak in the local accent. People in SoCal don't think there is a SoCal accent, though.
Me being from SoCal, I beg to differ.

Certain newscasters I refuse to watch because of their accents. They often report the news with this annoying California vowel shift that I can't stand (E sounds like A, A sounds like O, etc). See also that Armenian girl on the Fox 11 news at 10am.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:19 AM
 
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In Boston the sports guys usually have an accent, but the news anchors dont.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz of NBC10 has a pretty notable Philly accent.
He's from Mount Airy .

Also, Bob Kelly on CBS3.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzAkkSHXTYQ
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:23 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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In traveling the country, my opinion is that most broadcasters have no real "accent", regardless of which region you're in.

What I do find somewhat amusing is watching newly arrived out-of-town broadcasters who try but incorrectly pronounce local names. In CO, we have our fair share of difficult or confusing names. Spanish names are particularly difficult for some. "Man-U-awl" for Manuel, "Cast-ILL-oh" for Castillo. Then we throw a curve ball, like the town of Buena Vista. Locally it's pronounced "Byoona Vista" instead of "Bwayna Vista".
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:34 PM
 
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newscasters in most NC/SC metros are a mixed bag. Some have noticeable southern accents. Others have very neutral accents.
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