One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An anchorman or anchorwoman (used as a neutral alternative).
- ‘The reporter was talking to the anchorperson and said the Ames strain of this anthrax is resistant to vaccine, the anthrax vaccine.’
- ‘To bring in additional money, Nicholas kept his job as an early-morning anchorperson while his wife, Arita, who is the company's president and CEO, ran the business.’
- ‘That's why, dare I say, the anchorperson has always got to stand back, even at the risk of seeming a little cold-blooded at times, so as not to impose our emotions on others.’
- ‘For the majority, listening to the live broadcast of the conversation with Chun Zi and another two anchorpersons, Ye Sha and Yu Chen, eases their stress of insomnia.’
- ‘But I can't sit here and say to you that a person who's a good reader might make it as an anchorperson someplace else.’
- ‘The anchorperson helpfully informs us that this violates the Geneva Accords.’
- ‘A programme's success depends on the anchorperson and often it's the anchor who is remembered by the audience long after the programme is off the air.’
- ‘‘No,’ she said, clearly talking to the unseen anchorperson back in the studio.’
- ‘‘It was a great feeling being an anchorperson and reading out the news bulletin,’ said a 16-year-old girl from Kalyanam, who would like to be a newsreader when she grows up.’
- ‘The staff and anchorpeople come from different Arab countries, and only one anchorwoman wears the hijab (and she did so after working for years without it) - not that this matters but I know how obsessed Westerners are with the ‘veil’.’
- ‘The news anchorperson was speaking in a controlled yet incredulous manner totally stunned by the occurrence as he reported on it.’
- ‘For Kysa and Derwin Daniels of Conyers, Georgia, the downpour came last Thanksgiving when Kysa, 35, lost her job as an overnight anchorperson at CNN Headline News in Atlanta.’
- ‘While people tend to say the anchor was on for 17 hours and did a good or bad job, what the anchorperson did is important, but what I did is a byproduct of the news division’
- ‘And a 60-year-old anchorperson might not be the thing that they want to see.’
- ‘At one point, the anchorperson said, ‘Up next, some other world news that nobody much cares about.’’
- ‘You know, someone who's as attractive as Peter, you know, quintessential look of an anchorperson, it sometimes is difficult - and I think it was difficult in Peter's case - to have people know where your heart is.’
- ‘By giving him Walter Cronkite's desk, CBS turned a dangerous reporter into a usually-safe anchorperson.’
- ‘The media anchorpeople will run up to you and ask groundbreaking questions such as ‘do you know anything new about the status of your child?’’
- ‘The pace quickens in a scene featuring press agents (or are they anchorpersons?) who circle the gallery walls with dizzying speed, their interchangeable faces and messages flying from one screen to the next.’
- ‘Hinting on pressures and propaganda from other quarters, he gives the lowdown on his daily challenges which he has to face as a television anchorperson and a minister.’
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