A person who analyzes and discusses topics in politics and sports is called a commentator. If you want to hear opinions on the news rather than the news itself, listen to commentators.

A reporter delivers the news and a commentator analyzes it, sometimes within the same news program. If you're a top sports commentator, you may become an even bigger household name than the players you are discussing, and you may pull in just as much money too. Political commentators, who often offer more opinion rather than analysis, are also sometimes called pundits or talking heads.

Definitions of commentator
  1. noun
    an expert who observes and comments on something
    synonyms: observer
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    a commentator who writes notes to a text
    type of:
    a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  2. noun
    a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day
    synonyms: reviewer
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    type of:
    author, writer
    writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
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