Definition of anchorwoman in US English:



  • 1A woman who presents and coordinates a live television or radio program involving other contributors.

    • ‘Monday was a bad day to be a Wimbledon anchorwoman, but the BBC's Sue Barker was not going to let a few intermittent drips dampen her spirits.’
    • ‘He doesn't hide behind the BBC anchorman mask to dodge the question.’
    • ‘If we keep exposing the incompetence of veteran anchormen, they won't be able to write us off as amateurs.’
    • ‘The anchormen are dropping out all over the networks.’
    • ‘Channel 4 reporter and anchorman Krishnan Guru-Murthy had just finished his midday rapid-fire barrage of breaking bad news.’
    • ‘We say a tearful good bye to legendary anchorman and the standard of journalist integrity, Dan Rather.’
    • ‘There is news of war victories, and the anchorman soothingly assures viewers that peace will come soon.’
    • ‘The TV news anchorwoman moved on to another news item, something about a twelve year old who had burned the house down.’
    • ‘Taken from a live report from Leeds, the picture shows the intrepid anchorwoman broadcasting in the light of a full moon.’
    • ‘John and Jimmy even plead with the blow-dried anchorman at a local TV station to air a special report on Mikey.’
    • ‘The anchorman turned it over to a reporter at the scene.’
    • ‘He is one of the nation's top anchormen and a new poll just named him the most trusted newscaster in America.’
    • ‘To explore the fundamental ways network news has changed, we asked all three anchormen to look at tapes of their broadcasts from the first month that each of them sat in the anchor's chair.’
    • ‘His father's career as an anchorman and TV news reporter was clearly formative, but his own early career in sitcoms and soaps is likely more crucial.’
    • ‘You could almost feel the anchorwoman's disappointment as she relayed this bit of information.’
    • ‘Fiona has been GMTV's main anchorwoman, presenting GMTV Today for the last eight years.’
    • ‘High-definition TV means watching a picture so sharp you can count the hairs on an anchorman's nose.’
    • ‘One of British television's most experienced and best-known news anchormen will be taking part in the Business and Environment Conference near York later this month.’
    • ‘At lunchtime on the day of the party, the BBC's avuncular anchorman David Dimbleby introduced a montage of pop footage.’
    • ‘"My 10-year plan includes becoming a news anchorwoman for a major television network," she said.’
    • ‘Can it even be reinvented in the aftermath of the departure of two of the anchormen and the inevitable retirement of Peter?’
    • ‘You'll be able to keep your career as a rising entertainment-news anchorwoman.’
    • ‘A former television anchorman is now mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico.’
    • ‘A couple of us were interviewed on a beach outside Cairns in Queensland by a television anchorman from the Discovery Channel.’
    • ‘An anchorwoman was interviewing a grizzled old military man about special-forces operations.’
    • ‘Can you just imagine how today's anchormen would have reported the discovery of crematoria and concentration camps in World War II?’
    • ‘The anchormen were the pivot points of American culture.’
    • ‘Joyce moved her chair so that she could see the anchormen's familiar faces and hear their dispassionate voices.’
    • ‘Attending the event will be Radio Four anchorwoman Sue McGregor and former 1960s singer-songwriter turned poet Roger McGough.’
    • ‘He was watching the documentary, which featured interviews with several anchormen of the 1970s.’
    • ‘An established and highly credited news anchorman for over thirty years has seemingly put his career on the line over the story of the questionable documents.’
    • ‘Frail and sallow, he appeared confused as he attempted to answer the anchorwoman's questions.’
    • ‘The anchorwoman presented this clip as evidence that armed gangs are responsible for the killing and destruction.’
    • ‘She is a famous local television anchorwoman.’
    • ‘When Bruce is passed over for the news anchorman job he covets, he turns his gaze heavenward and curses God for his ill fortune.’
    • ‘A broadcast journalist, West became the first TV anchorwoman in Phoenix in 1976.’
    • ‘When his picture appeared in the little box beside the anchorwoman's head on the news, I knew he was dead, even though the TV was on mute.’
    • ‘The other day I was almost struck mute when the anchorwoman broke the news that four schoolchildren, after pilfering 3,000 yuan from their families, had vanished like a puff of smoke.’
    • ‘The anchorwoman was saying that a three-car wreck had occurred at the intersection of Stansky Avenue and Weymouth Road.’
    • ‘One of them went on to become a famous television anchorwoman, a legend in her field.’
    • ‘The anchorwoman chuckled as a mug shot of the perpetrator showed his swollen eyes and blistered nose.’
    • ‘TV news executives must think it's acceptable for anchormen and game show hosts to be considered interchangeable.’
    • ‘The evening news programs and their avuncular anchormen, in particular, fulfill a quite significant function.’
    • ‘A television anchorwoman who sustained serious injuries in the Potters Bar train crash is improving slightly in hospital.’
    • ‘He becomes Ron: the shallow-but-photogenic anchorman whose back-stage pettiness contradicts his on-screen friendliness.’
    • ‘Carrey's primary goal is to become the new anchorman at the station.’
    • ‘The recipe continues in the second series of Tuning Into Children presented by the ever popular BBC anchorwoman.’
    • ‘Having watched what happened with my father as an anchorman, I understand that the idea is that news has a problem: they're losing viewers.’
    • ‘Unlike anchormen at radio or TV stations who are usually backed up by a big team of project directors and copywriters, Amu has to do his job in an almost solely do-it-yourself way.’
    • ‘At the age of 21, he became the youngest ever anchorman in regional television.’
    • ‘She describes a CBS News anchorman as "badgering" her in a notorious interview which appeared to reveal her as woefully under-informed and ill-read.’
    • ‘John Humphrys and Jeremy Paxman, veteran anchormen of the flagship BBC Today and Newsnight programmes, today do a far better job of hauling government ministers over the coals than any ineffectual parliamentary opposition member.’
    • ‘A local news anchorwoman told her producer to book me for her half-hour show where she raved about my book.’
  • 2A female member of a relay team who runs the last leg.

    ‘the team's anchorwoman was the primary reason why they won April's crown’
    • ‘When the anchorwoman for the German 4x100 relay drops the baton with a big lead, he is crestfallen.’
    • ‘Mathews would handle the baton on the second leg, and then Rudolph would hand off to anchorwoman Isabelle Daniels.’
    • ‘Anchorwoman Gemma Tattersall, who could have closed the gap with Germany, was eliminated for a fall when Chico Bella P landed steeply at the drop into the second water complex at fence 18’