news·​read·​er ˈnüz-ˌrē-dər How to pronounce newsreader (audio)
chiefly British
: a news broadcaster

Examples of newsreader in a Sentence

the legendary BBC newsreader now has her own current affairs program
Recent Examples on the Web Amid a rapidly changing media landscape, the rise of disinformation, and a bewildering array of social media options, Russell has found a niche as a modern day newsreader — and become a media literacy expert along the way. Jordan-Marie Smith, NPR, 26 Mar. 2024 The issue of politicians who also serve as newsreaders being in potential breach of Ofcom’s impartiality rules has cropped up in recent months. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 18 Sep. 2023 As three separate investigations involving serving politicians also acting as newsreaders are underway, Melanie Dawes, chief executive of U.K. media regulator Ofcom, has clarified the body’s position on the matter. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 4 July 2023 In Paul Greengrass’s terrific new film News of the World, for instance, Tom Hanks plays a traveling newsreader whose attempt to return a girl to her family doubles as a tour of a country whose divisions look like clear roots to some of our current national troubles. Keith Phipps, Vulture, 18 Jan. 2021 Putting an email client and newsreader in the browser gives people a way to take back control of those aspects of their online experience. Scott Gilbertson, Wired, 11 June 2021 At one point, BBC News channel’s camera accidentally showed BBC newsreader Tim Willcox in the studio with his feet on the desk while looking at his phone, instead of Ros Atkins broadcasting live from Downing Street. Scott Bryan, Variety, 7 July 2022 The new email client, newsreader, and calendar are all still beta releases, so there may be rough edges. Scott Gilbertson, Wired, 11 June 2021 There's an interesting irony in the long, productive life of Roger Mudd, the veteran broadcast journalist and newsreader who died last week at his home outside Washington, age 93. Philip Terzian, Washington Examiner, 11 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newsreader was in 1925

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“Newsreader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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