in·​ter·​view·​er ˈin-tər-ˌvyü-ər How to pronounce interviewer (audio)
plural interviewers
: a person who conducts an interview : one (such as a journalist or prospective employer) who obtains information from another by asking a series of questions
"I never thought I would live to see this day," John Lewis, King's former Selma ally, tells an NPR interviewer on the afternoon of my arrival.Dave Gardetta
The meeting with the interviewer had lasted 10 minutes. The man did not even open a folder in front of him to study Mr. Rucker's résumé.Michael Luo
The next evening, a Libyan state-TV crew came to film us. The segment, in which an interviewer asked us to describe the rebels—I said "happy," Manu said "stoned," and Jim said "ill-equipped"—never aired, probably because our black eyes and bruises wouldn't have played well.Clare Morgana Gillis

Examples of interviewer in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interviewer was in 1868

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“Interviewer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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