coanchor

noun co·an·chor \ ˈkō-ˌaŋ-kər \
variants: or co-anchor

Definition of coanchor

plural coanchors or co-anchors
: 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

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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First Known Use of coanchor

1971


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