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

Examples of newswoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a new podcast interview, the former Saturday Night Live cast member looked back on the awkward moment when she was asked to do her impression of the legendary newswoman to her face. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 26 Mar. 2024 Although sometimes compared to Barbara Walters, the groundbreaking American newswoman, Ms. Kuroyanagi does not push her interview subjects too hard. Motoko Rich, New York Times, 19 Jan. 2024 Barbara Walters, the glass-ceiling-shattering newswoman whose intimate television interviews with celebrities and world figures blended show business and journalism and induced many a tear, has died. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Dec. 2022 Still, Greene praised Stahl, a veteran 81-year-old newswoman, in a Twitter post on Saturday. Tim Balk, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2023 Courteney Cox’s punchable newswoman Gale Weathers is back in a supporting role, though Panettiere is the most welcome return, taking over authority-figure duties from David Arquette. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of newswoman was in 1928

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“Newswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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