news·​man | \ ˈnüz-mən , -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

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Disgraced newsman Matt Lauer officially has the Upper East Side apartment where he was fired from NBC off his hands, pocketing $650,000 above the asking price in the process. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Matt Lauer sells Upper East Side apartment for $650,000 above asking price," 22 Sep. 2018 While jackets and neckties may have been requisite elements of a newsman’s uniform in the 1960s, dress codes in the profession lapsed a lot in the intervening years. New York Times, "Tom Wolfe’s Other Legacy," 15 May 2018 Standing outside lighting a cigarette was Edward R. Murrow, the legendary CBS newsman., "Leo Sarkisian, at 97; creator of VOA’s ‘Music Time in Africa’," 4 July 2018 The essentials: American news reports from London early in World War II became particularly vivid once newsman Edward R. Murrow gained the trust of Winston Churchill. Daryl H. Miller,, "The 99-Seat Beat: Come in. Aleichem and Churchill are waiting," 15 June 2018 The veteran newsman has taken the episode in stride. Marisa Guthrie, The Hollywood Reporter, "How Sacha Baron Cohen Duped Ted Koppel for His Showtime Show," 12 July 2018 Although a newsman at the time, McNamara was a sports writer for decades. David Ginsburg, The Seattle Times, "Capital Gazette writer McNamara ‘always fair in his writing’," 10 July 2018 Secretary of State Alexander Haig told newsmen one bullet had punctured Reagan’s left lung, but that the president was conscious when wheeled into the operating room., "President Reagan shot," 30 Mar. 2018 The doc will be produced by Rick Quan, who spent 20 years as a KPIX newsman and another eight at KGO and has recently been morphing from TV to filmmaking. Leah Garchik,, "Filmmakers, historians making Ed Lee documentary," 28 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of newsman

: a person (usually a man) who gathers, reports, or comments on the news


news·​man | \ ˈnüz-mən , ˈnyüz-\
plural newsmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of newsman

: a person who gathers or reports information on recent events

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