news·​man | \ ˈnüz-mən How to pronounce newsman (audio) , -ˌman, ˈnyüz- \

Definition of newsman

: a person who gathers, reports, or comments on the news : reporter, correspondent

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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 The trio was recently spotted on vacation with their family, including her father, newsman Brian Williams, at a private resort in Abaco in the Bahamas. Julie Jordan,, 25 Apr. 2022 Veteran newsman Chris Wallace counts himself among the casualties of Fox News’ coverage of the Jan. 6 insurrection and the conspiracy-mongering leading up to the attack on the Capitol. al, 27 Mar. 2022 Gunther brought the skills of a spectacular newsman to bear on the story, taking the reader right into the situation with him. Deborah Cohen, The Atlantic, 8 Mar. 2022 And yes, her brother, newsman Nick Clooney, son, actor Miguel Ferrer, and nephew, actor George Clooney, also had some success. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 17 Mar. 2022 Penn later told then-CBS newsman Charlie Rose that his El Chapo interview was a failure. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2022 The newsman faces a total of nine charges, including driving while under influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, attempting to elude police and failure to control vehicle speed to avoid a collision, according to WRC. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, 2 Feb. 2022 The famous newsman Walter Cronkite announced that the war was unwinnable, and President Lyndon Johnson had another reason not to seek a second full term in office. Arkansas Online, 31 Jan. 2022 The newsman’s efforts had included calls to journalists about his brother’s accusers, a violation of both journalistic ethics and CNN’s own rules. Washington Post, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of newsman

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newsman was in 1888

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“Newsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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news·​man | \ ˈnüz-mən How to pronounce newsman (audio) , ˈnyüz- \
plural newsmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of newsman

: a person who gathers or reports information on recent events

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