foreign correspondent


Definition of foreign correspondent

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

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After graduating from Wellesley College in 1964 with a political science degree, Roberts landed jobs with local news outlets WNEW and KNBC, and then became a foreign correspondent for CBS Radio. Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, "New Orleans Native and Legendary Journalist Cokie Roberts Has Died," 17 Sep. 2019 This week, CBS News foreign correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti explores Sequoia National Park in California, which is home to some of the largest and oldest living things on our planet. CBS News, "Sequoia National Park, home of the world's largest tree, gets a technological update," 27 Aug. 2019 And baby makes four! NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and his wife Mary Forrest welcomed their second child, a baby boy, over the weekend. Aurelie Corinthios,, "Richard Engel and Wife Mary Welcome Baby Boy Theodore After First Son's Rett Syndrome Diagnosis," 19 Aug. 2019 The author, a British former foreign correspondent now living in America, has tracked down survivors, unearthed archival documents and obtained family papers. The Economist, "Witold Pilecki is an unsung hero of the second world war," 25 July 2019 Based in Washington, D.C., Abigail Higgins spent years as a foreign correspondent and researcher in East Africa. National Geographic, "Visit the African park that inspired “The Lion King”," 11 July 2019 In recent decades, most leading media outlets have cut the number of foreign correspondents on staff and closed down news bureaus abroad, and freelancers like me have filled the void. Annika Hernroth-rothstein, National Review, "I Was Kidnapped in Venezuela," 7 June 2019 Paul Salopek won two Pulitzer Prizes for his journalism while a foreign correspondent with the Chicago Tribune . Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Inside the deadly world of India’s sand mining mafia," 26 June 2019 State and non-state actors that used to court foreign correspondents in the hopes of favorable coverage are now using the Internet to control their own narratives. Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, The New York Review of Books, "Bellingcat and How Open Source Reinvented Investigative Journalism," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of foreign correspondent

1801, in the meaning defined above

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