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 Before his cover was blown, a Free Press police reporter noticed Snowdon downtown and was intrigued by his cameras, apparel and unforgettable face. Bill McGraw, Detroit Free Press, 17 Mar. 2024 Schieffer was a 26-year-old police reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram at the time. Stephen Battaglio, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Nov. 2023 In 1986, he was hired as a police reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, but a backpacking trip through New Zealand led Terry to find his true calling: the outdoors. Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 4 Nov. 2023 The Oregonian/OregonLive updated its website throughout the day with latest developments from De Dios at the hospital and police reporter Maxine Bernstein at various scenes. The Oregonian, oregonlive, 2 Aug. 2023 According to the police reporter, both the truck driver and the driver of the other vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were both transported to area hospitals. Teddy Grant, ABC News, 2 Aug. 2023 But Simon, who covered the drug war as a police reporter at The Baltimore Sun from 1983 to 1995, said Williams confided that an impulse toward addiction would be a constant in his life. Larry Neumeister, USA TODAY, 26 July 2023 Carter was an Army veteran and 31 years old working as a police reporter in the United Press International’s Dallas bureau when his editors asked him to join the presidential team covering Kennedy’s visit on Nov. 22, 1963. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 24 July 2023 Delaney is known for work both in the local newspaper and broadcast business, and had been in the business since the 1960s as a police reporter for the Cincinnati Post. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 22 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of police reporter was in 1813

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“Police reporter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/police%20reporter. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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