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

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Television rallied support for NASA, TV newsmen educated Americans about space, and the space program provided a bounty of dramatic programming for the broadcast networks. Brian Stelter, CNN, "Remembering Walter Cronkite's words on the day of the Apollo 11 moon landing," 20 July 2019 Legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite later said Armstrong's name would be as familiar to school children 500 years from now as Christopher Columbus' name is today. William Harwood, CBS News, "The 3 "amiable strangers" who flew into history on Apollo 11," 15 July 2019 Vanderbilt, the great-great-granddaughter of financier Cornelius Vanderbilt and the mother of CNN newsman Anderson Cooper, who announced her death via a first-person obituary that aired on the network Monday morning. Ula Ilnytzky, Fortune, "Gloria Vanderbilt, Heiress, Designer, and Artist, Dies at 95," 17 June 2019 Reaction also came from other political figures, civic leaders and newsmen from across the country., "Don Bolles loses fight for life: Remembering the reporter with his 1976 obituary," 13 June 2019 Peter Finch stars in the Oscar-winning role of a newsman who, mad as hell, decides not to take it anymore. Mike Scott,, "New on Netflix in June: A new twist on Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef,’ more ‘Black Mirror’," 6 June 2019 While several CBS News staffers are clearly on Team Fager, the longtime newsman also has his detractors. Brian Flood, Fox News, "CBS News rocked by shakeup as '60 Minutes' staffer walks back support of Fager's threatening text: 'I was stunned'," 13 Sep. 2018 Planning to spend several days behind rebel lines, the newsmen hoisted rucksacks onto their backs and, carrying their recording gear, walked single-file down a narrow dirt trail. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "New push for justice after 4 Dutch journalists slain in 1982," 25 Mar. 2019 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

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First Known Use of newsman

1888, in the meaning defined above

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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 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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