news·​wom·​an ˈnüz-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce newswoman (audio)
: a woman who is a reporter

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Shepherd and the pioneering newswoman, who died on Dec. 30 at age 93, frequently spent time together off set, laughing at racy jokes and sharing spicy details of their days with each other over dinner. Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2023 Barbara Walters’ 12 most influential TV interviews: The legendary newswoman, who died Dec. 30 at 93, made her name over decades of headline-making TV specials. Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2023 But perhaps that’s a barrier the next great newswoman can break. Robert Bianco, USA TODAY, 31 Dec. 2022 The View paid tribute to Barbara Walters, the trailblazing newswoman who, by creating the veteran Emmy-winning ABC talk show, brought more seats to the table for women in television. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Jan. 2023 Barbara Walters, the legendary newswoman known for her work on the Today show, 20/20, The View, and as a longtime correspondent for ABC News, died at her home in New York on Friday, according to reports. Vogue, 31 Dec. 2022 Emmy-winning newswoman and celebrity interviewer Barbara Walters, the doyenne of television news, died Friday evening at her home in New York, her publicist confirmed to Variety. Carmel Dagan, Variety, 30 Dec. 2022 In the hours after iconic newswoman Barbara Walters died on Friday, tributes poured in from famous friends, colleagues and fans. Lanford Beard, Peoplemag, 30 Dec. 2022 In a preview of Perry's interview with Diane Sawyer, which airs Friday night on ABC, the newswoman singles out a moment in the book when the actor reveals Jennifer Aniston was the first in the cast to confront him. Amanda Taylor, Peoplemag, 27 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newswoman was in 1928

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“Newswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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