co·an·chor | \ˈkō-ˌaŋ-kər \
variants: or co-anchor
plural coanchors or co-anchors

Definition of coanchor 

: a newscaster who shares the duties of anchoring a news broadcast The scene segues to a discussion between the program's coanchors and a bioethicist.— Michael Wolfert She had been with the show since 1984 and was rumored as a candidate to succeed Dan Rather, the anchorman of the CBS Evening News, or to join him as a co-anchor of the nightly newscast.The Wall Street Journal

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Other Words from coanchor

coanchor or co-anchor transitive verb coanchored or co-anchored; coanchoring or co-anchoring
… I was called to New York on a few hours' notice to co-anchor the show with Bob Schieffer. — Terence Smith

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And former 20/20 coanchor Elizabeth Vargas is devoting the May 29 episode of her new A&E series, Cults and Extreme Belief, to the Jehovah’s Witnesses. David Gambacorta,, "Suspect in Jehovah's Witness child sex abuse case arrested," 24 May 2018 By July 2015 Champion became a SportsCenter anchor, moving to SportsCenter Coast-to-Coast as a coanchor to join David Lloyd in February 2016. Dana Rose Falcone,, "ESPN's Cari Champion Wants to Provide a 'Touch Base' for Women with New espnW Series Be Honest," 27 Mar. 2018 Buy Photo True to her Alex-around-town persona, Good Day Philadelphia coanchor Alex Holley has had quite the crazy January. Elizabeth Wellington,, "'Good Day Philadelphia's' Alex Holley is our town's 'It' anchor," 30 Jan. 2018 In June 2011, she was promoted to the coveted coanchor spot. Rose Minutaglio, Country Living, "Ann Curry Opens Up About Life After 'Today'," 24 Jan. 2018 The lineup also includes Monica Malpass, coanchor of Action News on 6abc, and politicians such as Gov. Wolf. Erin Arvedlund,, "Michelle Obama headlines Pa. Conference for Women Oct. 3 in Philly," 30 Sep. 2017 Sat 10 AM-7 PM, Sun 10 AM-6 PM Sat 6/10: Former Daily Show correspondent and current SNL Weekend Update coanchor Michael Che brings his thought-provoking stand-up to Thalia Hall (1227 W. 18th). Emily Wasielewski, Chicago Reader, "Do This / Arts World Naked Bike Ride, Saturday Night Live's Michael Che, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of coanchor

1971, in the meaning defined above

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