news·​man ˈnüz-mən How to pronounce newsman (audio)
: a person who gathers, reports, or comments on the news : reporter, correspondent

Examples of newsman in a Sentence

any newsman will tell you that if you talk to enough people, you'll eventually get a money quote
Recent Examples on the Web News of Donahue’s death has prompted many messages on social media remembering the legendary newsman. Kturnqui, oregonlive, 26 Aug. 2023 This newsman joined the doomsday chorus May 4 when Bohannon was canned just hours before opening a three-game series then-No. 5 Vanderbilt. Michael Casagrande |, al, 24 May 2023 In 1976, British TV newsman David Frost approached Mr. Reston about serving as a researcher to prepare him for a series of interviews with disgraced ex-president Richard M. Nixon. Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, 20 July 2023 Rather tells the story of how the newsman's mission took him from Ku Klux Klan rallies in the '60s to Kabul in the early 2000s, with tours of Vietnam, Pakistan and Washington, D.C. between. Lanford Beard, Peoplemag, 10 June 2023 Since 1974, the former newsman and his mother, Carole Salazar, have kept up the family tradition of attending the season opener together, sometimes with additional family members. Diane Bell, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Mar. 2023 Veteran newsman Bernard Shaw, CNN’s first chief anchor who helmed coverage at the cable news network for two decades, has died. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2022 The Los Angeles Times has hired Kevin Merida, most recently head of ESPN's race-culture-and-sports website The Undefeated, to serve as its next executive editor, betting on a veteran newsman with multimedia experience to help usher the beleaguered paper into the digital era. NBC News, 3 May 2021 The film chronicles his rise from a childhood in Depression-era Texas to a decades-long run as a world-class newsman who covered conflicts in Vietnam and Afghanistan. Lanford Beard, Peoplemag, 11 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of newsman was in 1888

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

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news·​man -mən How to pronounce newsman (audio)
: one who gathers or reports the news : reporter, correspondent

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