American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An anchorman or an anchorwoman.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an anchorman or anchorwoman. The
anchorpersonusually begins the broadcast, discusses certain topics, and introduces new topics, which may be discussed by other reprorters, especially when the report is recorded or broadcast from a location other than the main broadcast studio.
- n. a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
- From anchor + person, by analogy with anchorman. (Wiktionary)
“While it may be true that the anchorperson on this side of the millennial divide is interested in helping us stay the course, more often than not, they also feel the need to raise their own profiles.”
“While the Sangh Parivar does not seem to have come to a final decision over whether or not it is anti-national and suicidal to question the police, Arnab Goswami, anchorperson of Times Now television, has stepped up to the plate.”
“The anchorperson then said: And in Saudi Arabia--and you expect that he will report on some demonstrations--the King visited two injured Palestinians.”
“Today, the Al-Arabiya TV (owned by King Fahd's brother-in-law) anchorperson, Rima Maktabi (whose father died fighting with the Phalanges Party) started the news cast by devoting a special segment to: Where are Hamas leaders?”
“* A party that mocked Obama as just giving good speeches (which he usually writes) then lionized Sarah Palin for performing as an anchorperson reading a speech from a teleprompter written by an ex-Bush aide.”
“Assertion: Michelle Obama's affectionate fist bump with her husband as they walked offstage was a "terrorist fist jab" (in the words of Fox anchorperson E.D. Hill).”
“[[FFN]] What really strikes me is not the crowd reaction but that of the Fox News reporter and anchorperson.”
“Nary a superdelegate can go on Fox News without being berated by an anchorperson screeching (this is pretty close to an exact quote): "But your duty as a superdelegate is to select the most electable and that's Hillary Clinton!”
“Although he can seem slightly humorless on TV, as he is fencing with an inquiring anchorperson or debating an opponent, he has a light touch in the office, and he can laugh off adversity.”
“I bet she will be a commentator/anchorperson on Fox news.”
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