A reporter is a journalist who goes out and gets the scoop on the news and informs the rest of us. If there’s a news conference or a train crash, a reporter is probably there getting the lowdown.

If you want to be a reporter one day, you might study journalism in college, learning to write accurate and informative stories. Many reporters research, write, and edit articles about politics or current events, but you could also be a pop culture reporter or a tech reporter. The newspaper sense of reporter dates from 1798 — earlier it simply meant "one who gives an account."

Definitions of reporter
  1. noun
    a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories
    synonyms: newsman, newsperson
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    a female newsperson
    TV newsman, TV reporter, television newscaster, television reporter
    someone who reports news stories via television
    anchor, anchorman, anchorperson
    a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
    type of:
    a person who communicates with others
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