news·​cast | \ ˈnüz-ˌkast How to pronounce newscast (audio) , ˈnyüz- \

Definition of newscast

: a radio or television broadcast of news

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newscaster \ ˈnüz-​ˌka-​stər How to pronounce newscaster (audio) , ˈnyüz-​ \ noun

Examples of newscast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hall’s last newscast is currently planned for late August. Shauna Stuart |, al, "WBRC anchor Janet Hall to retire this summer," 13 July 2020 Reid's promotion to helm a nightly newscast on a major network comes as the media industry reckons with the lack of diversity in many newsrooms. Kerry Flynn, CNN, "MSNBC's Joy Reid to host new evening newscast 'The ReidOut'," 9 July 2020 That changes with the arrival of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (Uzo Aduba), introduced during a newscast as the first Black woman to run for President. Anne Cohen,, "Mrs America Premiere Recap: How Phyllis Schlafly Went From Nuclear Expert To ERA Villain," 2 July 2020 On Wednesday's newscast, anchors Perkins and Gayle praised Margolis for her contributions to Fox 2 Detroit and their own lives. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit news anchor Sherry Margolis announces she's retiring from Fox 2 Detroit," 25 June 2020 On its website, the company links to a local TV newscast of a firefighter in Hillside, New Jersey, being tested that includes a closeup of a Vivera test box. USA Today, "‘You could see the train wreck coming’: Inexperienced, dubious companies among many aiming to cash in on coronavirus antibody tests," 2 June 2020 Though that stunt went viral when the lawyer took the microphone during a local newscast, cartoonists have been using the character for weeks to satirize aspects of the pandemic. Washington Post, "The Grim Reaper shows up often in pandemic cartoons — whether to provoke or provide dark humor," 6 May 2020 In 2017, the FCC criticized Sinclair for running promotions that appeared within its newscasts without any disclaimers. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, "FCC slaps Sinclair Broadcast with a record $48-million fine for ‘unacceptable’ conduct," 6 May 2020 Before joining the network in June 2007, Davis was anchor of the weekend evening newscasts at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis. ABC News, "Linsey Davis," 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of newscast

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for newscast

news + broadcast

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The first known use of newscast was circa 1934

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18 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Newscast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of newscast

chiefly US : a radio or television program that reports the news


news·​cast | \ ˈnüz-ˌkast How to pronounce newscast (audio) , ˈnyüz- \

Kids Definition of newscast

: a radio or television broadcast of information on recent events

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