[nooz-ree-der, nyooz-]

noun Chiefly British.

a person who presents the news on a radio or television news broadcast; newscaster.

Origin of newsreader

First recorded in 1920–25; news + reader Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for newsreader

Contemporary Examples of newsreader

  • The regular anchor was out on maternity leave, so the woman with the title “newsreader” was conducting the interview.

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    The Uh-Oh Interview

    Nicolle Wallace

    September 28, 2011

British Dictionary definitions for newsreader



a news announcer on radio or television
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