newsreader

noun
news·​read·​er | \ˈnüz-ˌrē-dər, ˈnyüz-\

Definition of newsreader 

chiefly British

: a news broadcaster

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Synonyms for newsreader

Synonyms

anchor, anchorperson, newscaster

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Examples of newsreader in a Sentence

the legendary BBC newsreader now has her own current affairs program

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Lauer became co-anchor of Today in January 1997 after three years as the program's newsreader. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How Much Is Matt Lauer Worth?," 15 Aug. 2018 Lauer became co-anchor of Today in January 1997 after three years as the program's newsreader. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How Much Is Matt Lauer Worth?," 15 Aug. 2018 Lauer became co-anchor of Today in January 1997 after three years as the program's newsreader. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How Much Is Matt Lauer Worth?," 30 Nov. 2017 Throughout that period, Lauer would also fill in as Today‘s newsreader before he was officially hired as a news anchor in 1994. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, "Matt Lauer and Katie Couric's 'Undeniable Chemistry': Looking Back at Their 25-Year History," 11 Dec. 2017 After some viewers criticized Iris’ mother’s parenting skills on Twitter, but the veteran newsreader chimed in in her defense. Ruth Kinane, PEOPLE.com, "Watch This Adorable Toddler Totally Take Over a U.K. TV Segment – By Crawling Across the News Desk," 23 Aug. 2017 Newsreaders are a great way to expand your purview beyond the mainstream press and are a must-have for those who aspire to be well-informed. John Gartner, WIRED, "Newsreaders Cut to the Chase," 5 Apr. 2005

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First Known Use of newsreader

1925, in the meaning defined above

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