police reporter


Definition of police reporter

: a reporter regularly assigned to cover police news (such as crimes and arrests)

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Mina Karamitrou, a police reporter for CNN’s Greek edition, was the target of a makeshift explosive device detonated under her car in May 2019. Wired Staff, WIRED, "The One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack," 3 June 2019 In late June, a gunman killed Playa News police reporter Jose Guadalupe Chan Dzib at a bar. Peter Orsi, The Seattle Times, "2nd journalist with Mexican news site slain in under a month," 24 July 2018 Retired CBS police reporter Walt Hunter ran in memory of Thomas J. Gibbons, a former Inquirer reporter who died of brain cancer in March at age 73. Mari A. Schaefer, Philly.com, "'Congratulations!! You did it.' Scenes from the Broad Street Run," 6 May 2018 Dan Popkey came to the Statesman in 1984 as a police reporter and has covered politics since 1987, reporting on 25 sessions of the Legislature. idahostatesman, "About Us: 150 Years of News and Change | Idaho Statesman," 1 Aug. 2015 The mother had to leave the event early for work, and her husband, a local police reporter in his early 30s, planned to stay behind. Samantha Schmidt, chicagotribune.com, "'Cowardly killers' walked into an elementary school Christmas party and fatally shot a Mexican journalist," 20 Dec. 2017

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1813, in the meaning defined above

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