news·​per·​son ˈnüz-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce newsperson (audio)

Examples of newsperson in a Sentence

the host of that morning show prefers to think of himself as a newsperson and not as an entertainer
Recent Examples on the Web The iconic newsperson died Friday evening her representative Cindi Berger tells PEOPLE. Stephen M. Silverman, Peoplemag, 30 Dec. 2022 And then, art imitated life when Apple TV+ released The Morning Show, which followed the story of disgraced newsperson Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell), who was ousted by his network for inappropriate relationships with women. Tanya Edwards,, 8 Jan. 2020 Many of the people on our trip sat quietly while the Dutch newsperson translated Walter Cronkite's reporting of the landing. Laura Demarco,, 14 July 2019 And Trump’s election was the kind of Earth-shattering event that only comes around once or twice in a newsperson’s career. James Hohmann, Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2018 Rhodes would appear, on some level, a perfect choice—a pedigreed newsperson with a history at Fox as well as deep connections in liberal political circles. Sarah Ellison, The Hive, 6 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of newsperson was in 1973

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“Newsperson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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