police reporter


Definition of police reporter

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

Examples of police reporter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Harbsmeier became a police reporter, working the crime beat for about two decades. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, 5 Dec. 2021 In 1990 the senior police reporter at the Contra Costa Times sold me his Honda 400 motorcycle. Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2021 The most glaring and long-running issue in my view as a former Chicago police reporter may be the city’s low clearance rate, meaning crimes that have led to at least one arrest. Clarence Page, chicagotribune.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Barnhart taught elementary school for a short time but was attracted to journalism and in 1970 began working as a police reporter for the old City News Bureau of Chicago wire service. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, 12 July 2021 The author and former Los Angeles Times police reporter has just started work on a spinoff that will premiere at an unannounced date on Amazon’s free streaming service, IMDb TV. Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times, 25 June 2021 Riis was familiar with these neighborhoods not just from his work as a police reporter for the Tribune and Evening Sun but also from his own experience in his early 20s as a struggling Danish immigrant. Katya Cengel, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 June 2021 His father was a police reporter for the Standard News Association, which served New York City papers, and later for The New York Herald Tribune. New York Times, 29 Dec. 2020 Two weeks later, the tortured and decapitated body of Notiver’s police reporter was discovered. Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of police reporter

1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Police reporter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/police%20reporter. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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