co·​an·​chor ˈkō-ˌaŋ-kər How to pronounce coanchor (audio)
variants or co-anchor
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 transitive verb
or co-anchor
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 Shortly after, the Today coanchor reposted his photo with Nick on his own Instagram. Katherine Tinsley, Good Housekeeping, 26 Mar. 2022 The Good Morning America coanchor is celebrating 20 years on the show. Rebecca Norris, Good Housekeeping, 16 Apr. 2022 In April, Tom officially joined the NBC family as a coanchor of the Today show — and since making his debut, folks can’t get enough of him. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 10 Sep. 2021 In recent weeks, the GMA coanchor has shared aspects of the book journey with fans on Instagram. Katherine Tinsley, Good Housekeeping, 2 Apr. 2022 America coanchor introduces Michael Strahan Daily Defense, a collection of five products to help every man score great skin. Jackie Fields, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2022 Where some sons may have let their mother win on purpose, the ABC coanchor brought his A-game, accompanied by a slew of hilarious banter that Louise couldn’t help but laugh at. Rebecca Norris, Good Housekeeping, 21 Apr. 2022 On April 11, the ABC coanchor shared a nearly minute-long Instagram Reel showcasing what appears to be the beginning of her professional modeling career. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 14 Apr. 2022 The coanchor wore a blue midi dress with half sleeves and ruched tiers. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coanchor was in 1971

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“Coanchor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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