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RateMyStation.com offers a safe place for people in TV news to anonymously review a news station they work for, or have worked for in the past, without fear of retribution.

This site is also an honest place for anyone to learn more about a news station they want to work for one day. Plus, you can subscribe to our job center for access to job applications, hand picked from the most highly rated stations. 

Rate My Station also offers a newsletter written by two women who still work in the business, and a Vlog produced by the website’s creator, Valeria.

And last, but not least, we sell newsroom specific apparel you won’t find anywhere else!  

So take a look around, and help the website grow by submitting a review, sharing an article from our newsletter or making a purchase from our store!

From the Creator: Valeria Sistrunk

Valeria Sistrunk creator and owner of RateMyStation

I want to start off by saying if you’ve contributed to my website by submitting a review, subscribing to the job center, purchasing apparel or sharing an article THANK YOU!!!

I decided to create Rate My Station in November 2017, almost a year after I left the newsroom forever.

For years I worked as a Reporter/MMJ/Anchor, and spent time at two news stations that just weren’t right for me. In fact, my last News Director created such a toxic work environment I eventually lost my passion for local news. So I left.

A few months later, I decided to do something to help prevent others from being trapped in a toxic newsroom.

If you’ve ever worked for a bad news station, then you know how difficult, and risky, it can be to try and warn new hires about what’s really going on in the newsroom. Plus, News Directors are always great at hiding anything that might make us reconsider taking the job.

So I created this website, to shine a light on the newsrooms you should probably avoid, while highlighting the news stations you’ll definitely want to apply to.

Today, Rate My Station has helped thousands find the best news station to work for, and with your support, we can help thousands more in the future!

-Valeria 💕

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