Excellent tips for television interviews: 11 ways to ace TV and print interviews. Couple more. 1) If you’re sitting down while being recorded, sit on the bottom of your jacket to keep it from wrinkling or crawling up. 2) Normally, during most interviews you will naturally use the reporter’s name, “That’s a great question, Roberto.” However, sometimes the person interviewing you won’t show up in the final piece. TV journalists know what they want and how to get it; follow their instructions on how to address them and where to look when you’re talking & you’ll be fine.