March 13, 2006

Average Network Newsroom Size and Reporter Workload

Number of reporters Average number of stories per reporter
1994 46.3 42.7
1995 48.3 38
1996 50.7 34.7
1997 48.3 36.3
1998 47.7 37.7
1999 41.7 42.3
2000 41 41.7
2001 43 40.7
2002 42.3 42
2003 45.3 40.3
2004 44 40
2005 44 39

After several years in which network newscasts were cutting back on the number of reporters and asking the survivors to work harder, things appear to have stabilized. Since 2002 there has been a slight uptick in the number of reporters on air.