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

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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

Examples of coanchor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Today coanchor had been on-air for more than 29 hours since Election Day. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "How Savannah Guthrie and Kristen Welker Won the 2020 Election Coverage," 17 Dec. 2020 Following the debut of her latest book, This Just Speaks to Me: Words to Live by Every Day, the 56-year-old NBC coanchor thanked her fans for soaring her new collection of quotes to the no. 2 spot on The New York Times best seller list. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Hoda Kotb Thanks 'Today' Show Fans After Receiving Major Career News," 31 Oct. 2020 Today show coanchor Al Roker has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Star Hoda Kotb Posts a Heartfelt Instagram After Al Roker's Prostate Cancer Diagnosis," 7 Nov. 2020 Millions of viewers start their morning off with Today show coanchor Hoda Kotb. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Show Fans Got Super Emotional Over Hoda Kotb’s Incredible Act of Kindness," 28 Oct. 2020 After the Today coanchor fact-checked and followed up with the president at his Miami town hall, his staff sprang into action. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Why Does Trump Have a Problem with Kristen Welker, Moderator of This Week’s Presidential Debate?," 21 Oct. 2020 His spot is filled by a younger reporter with a fresh perspective (Witherspoon), and his former coanchor (Aniston) is adjusting to the changes while fighting to stay relevant in an industry where the men in charge believe her time is running out. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Morning Show Season 2: What We Know So Far," 24 June 2020 At the center of this drama is Kessler's coanchor, Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston), who attempts to carry on without him but faces backlash from sexist executives. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Morning Show:," 19 Aug. 2019 Today coanchor Savannah Guthrie Meet the Press host Chuck Todd MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Noticias Telemundo anchor José Diaz-Balart. Chris Morris, Fortune, "How to Watch the First 2019 Democratic Debates Online for Free—Even Without Cable," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of coanchor

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Coanchor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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