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

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Two years ago, Mallet returned to Channel 4 to co-anchor the station's 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts with Carole Meekins. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "News anchor George Mallet out at WTMJ-TV," 4 Feb. 2018 Martinez will co-anchor newscasts on the station at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m., and 11 p.m. alongside Shaina Humphries. Nick Vadala,, "Fox 29 announces replacement for Lucy Noland," 5 June 2019 No traffic noise, no ringing cell phones, no babbling newscasts. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Introducing Blackberry Mountain, the Idyllic New Resort from Blackberry Farm," 11 Feb. 2019 In the end, it was shown only briefly on cable television, but its effect was magnified by repeated coverage on television newscasts. Peter Baker, The Seattle Times, "Bush made Willie Horton an issue, and for African-Americans, the scars are still fresh," 3 Dec. 2018 Something in the newscast caught her attention on a subliminal level, and Miyako turned the volume up slightly and jumped back ten seconds. . . Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Two unlikely cops are paired up to solve murders in a war-torn Tokyo in Ninth Step Station," 8 Dec. 2018 According to industry sources, Wallace was approached about taking over CBS Evening News last year, but a network newscast didn’t appeal to him (his Fox contract extends beyond the 2020 election). Andrew Goldman, Town & Country, "Chris Wallace Is Fox News's Man in the Middle," 17 Nov. 2018 Hsu will continue to anchor the 4 p.m. newscast with Rob Elgas. Tracy Swartz,, "Cheryl Burton to co-anchor WLS-Ch. 7's 10 p.m. newscast," 12 June 2018 The video quickly went viral with over 1 million views in a day, and was repeated in newscasts across the country. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "Merkley eyes White House, visits early primary states," 30 Oct. 2018

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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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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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