an·​chor·​per·​son | \ ˈaŋ-kər-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce anchorperson (audio) \
plural anchorpersons or anchorpeople\ ˈaŋ-​kər-​ˌpē-​pəl How to pronounce anchorperson (audio) \

Definition of anchorperson

: a broadcaster (as on a new program) who introduces reports by other broadcasters and usually reads the news : an anchorman or anchorwoman

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Examples of anchorperson in a Sentence

the new anchorperson did an admirable job of dealing with the late-breaking news story
Recent Examples on the Web But the hurdles used to prolong her rise grow tedious and predictable, as if some unseen producer was prodding the anchorperson to fill dead air. Brian Lowry, CNN, 22 Oct. 2020 The sunny blonde GNN anchorperson would tell you about how someone was the recipient of a random act of kindness. Rita Wilson, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Feb. 2010

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First Known Use of anchorperson

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Anchorperson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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