co·​an·​chor | \ ˈkō-ˌaŋ-kər How to pronounce coanchor (audio) \
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

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

Examples of coanchor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a talk with Good Morning America coanchor Robin Roberts, Kardashian opens up about the relationship, which has become the topic of many social media conversations—and West's fury. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 Apr. 2022 But a clue during Monday’s night episode, which was guest hosted by Today show coanchor Savannah Guthrie, wound up offending some viewers at home. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 22 June 2021 But the third hour Today show coanchor didn’t let this setback throw off his commitment to movement. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 22 Jan. 2022 In a recent TikTok, which was also posted to the Today with Hoda and Jenna Instagram page, the Today show coanchor was joined by fellow cohost Jenna Bush Hager to share a fun confession. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 18 Aug. 2021 With football season officially underway, the 49-year-old Good Morning America coanchor couldn’t help but go down memory lane. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 5 Oct. 2021 For years, fans have flipped on the TV in the morning to hear the latest headlines from Today show coanchor Hoda Kotb. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 15 Oct. 2021 On Sunday, the 57-year-old Today show coanchor gave her Instagram followers a glimpse of how her family spent their weekend together. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 21 Sep. 2021 Good Morning America fans, coanchor Michael Strahan will continue greeting you during weekday mornings for the next few years. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 24 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of coanchor

1971, in the meaning defined above

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30 Apr 2022

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“Coanchor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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