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anchorperson

Syllabification: an·chor·per·son
Pronunciation: /ˈaNGkərˌpərs(ə)n
 
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Definition of anchorperson in English:

noun (plural anchorpersons or anchorpeople)

An anchorman or anchorwoman (used as a neutral alternative).
Example sentences
  • By giving him Walter Cronkite's desk, CBS turned a dangerous reporter into a usually-safe anchorperson.
  • For Kysa and Derwin Daniels of Conyers, Georgia, the downpour came last Thanksgiving when Kysa, 35, lost her job as an overnight anchorperson at CNN Headline News in Atlanta.
  • While people tend to say the anchor was on for 17 hours and did a good or bad job, what the anchorperson did is important, but what I did is a byproduct of the news division

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