foreign correspondent


: a correspondent employed to send news or comment from a foreign country

Examples of foreign correspondent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pamela Constable has worked as a foreign correspondent for more than four decades. Pamela Constable, Washington Post, 25 Sep. 2023 The incident becomes the focal point of a global media circus, as nearly a hundred foreign correspondents descend on the tiny Finnish village: an invasion well out of proportion to what would wind up being an errant Soviet missile that wandered off-course. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 19 Sep. 2023 Henry Kamm, a former Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for The New York Times who covered Cold War diplomacy in Europe and the Soviet Union, famine in Africa, and wars and genocide in Southeast Asia, died on Sunday in Paris. Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, 9 July 2023 Raf Sanchez Raf Sanchez is a foreign correspondent for NBC News. Phil McCausland, NBC News, 31 July 2023 Otto found work as a foreign correspondent for an Austrian newspaper. Joseph Berger, New York Times, 12 June 2023 The single most influential writer in describing the reality of the 1982 war for Americans was then–Times foreign correspondent Thomas Friedman. Eric Alterman, The New Republic, 22 Mar. 2023 In the first arrest of a foreign correspondent since the Cold War, Evan Gershkovich of The Wall Street Journal was detained on charges of espionage that are vehemently denied by the United States government and his newspaper. Roger Cohen Nanna Heitmann, New York Times, 6 Aug. 2023 Chief foreign correspondent Ian Pannell is on the scene in Kyiv. ABC News, 6 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foreign correspondent was in 1881

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“Foreign correspondent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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