Definition of reporter in US English:

reporter

noun

  • A person who reports, especially one employed to report news or conduct interviews for newspapers or broadcasts.

    • ‘She previously worked as a reporter for a sports news agency, supplying newspapers and magazines with articles.’
    • ‘In that regard, the job of the owner of a newspaper to monitor reporters is not quite as difficult.’
    • ‘When a reporter from the local newspaper asked Mara why the dancing had been cancelled, the PR guru saw red.’
    • ‘We reveal today that many RTE reporters and presenters have provided media training to private clients.’
    • ‘Two days later the news is official and reporters from the American press speed to Paris to interview a band that few of them have heard of.’
    • ‘Still, it seems that all BBC presenters and reporters will be wearing black ties for the funeral on Tuesday.’
    • ‘From one of the reporters he learns that journalists have a pool on whether he will survive.’
    • ‘There is no huge newswire with reporters around the world feeding articles to newspapers.’
    • ‘Editors and reporters zero in on top executives or anyone in the organization who'll talk.’
    • ‘This gives reporters and editors a much better chance to more thoroughly cover your announcement.’
    • ‘When his cell phone rings during the interview, the reporters caught a glimpse of his humble side.’
    • ‘At the press briefing a reporter asked whether this would mean that lenders would start limiting the number of credit cards issued to customers.’
    • ‘They mostly earned their livings in other clerkly trades, as journalists, parliamentary reporters or lawyers.’
    • ‘Many open meetings were held with reporters, news editors, designers and production staff.’
    • ‘This was true when I was a newspaper reporter more than 25 years ago and the situation has not changed.’
    • ‘By that time I was through college and was working as a reporter and correspondent on the New York Times.’
    • ‘Reichert also complains bitterly in the book about the intrusive actions of media reporters.’
    • ‘It may take a while for citizen reporters to rewrite the news business.’
    • ‘I heard the television news reporters routinely refer to them as ‘anti-Iraqi forces’.’
    • ‘Make your contacts early to the specific editors and reporters who will be doing the features and reports.’
    journalist, correspondent, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newsman, newswoman, columnist, writer, blogger
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Pronunciation

reporter

/rəˈpɔrdər//rəˈpôrdər/