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An anchorman or an anchorwoman.
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the primary reporter on a news television broadcast
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(ˈæŋ kər)

1. a heavy device dropped by a chain, cable, or rope to the bottom of a body of water for restraining the motion of a vessel or other floating object.
2. any similar device for holding fast or checking motion.
3. a person or thing that can be relied on for support, stability, or security; mainstay.
4. the main broadcaster on a program of news, sports, etc.
5. a television program that attracts many viewers who are likely to stay tuned for the programs that follow.
6. a well-known store, esp. a department store, that attracts customers to the shopping center in which it is located.
7. Also, anchorman.
a. the person on a sports team, esp. a relay team, who competes last.
b. the person farthest to the rear on a tug-of-war team.
8. anchors, Slang. the brakes of an automobile.
9. to hold fast by an anchor.
10. to fix or fasten; affix firmly: to anchor a button to a sleeve.
11. to act or serve as a radio or television anchor for: to anchor the evening news.
12. to drop anchor; lie or ride at anchor.
13. to keep hold or be firmly fixed.
14. to act or serve as a radio or television anchor.
at anchor, kept in place by an anchor.
[before 900; Old English ancor, ancer < Latin an-c(h)ora < Greek ánkȳra]
an′chor•a•ble, adj.
an′chor•like`, adj.
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Noun1.anchorperson - a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contributeanchorperson - a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
television newscaster, television reporter, TV newsman, TV reporter - someone who reports news stories via television
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ISLAMABAD -- An Additional District and Sessions Judge Islamabad on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of a defamation case filed by Prime Minister Imran Khan against anchorperson Najam Sethi.
The demonstration organized by Kashmir Journalists Forum (KJF) and addressed by Secretary National Press Club Anwar Raza, KJF President Sardar Abid Khursheed, KJF Secretary Zahid Abbbasi, renowned anchorperson Hamid Mir and other journalists, denounced the Indian tactics to prevent media from performing its professional obligations in Occupied Kashmir.
KARACHI -- Investigation Officers working on the murder cases of anchorperson Mureed Abbas and Khizar Hayyat who were killed in the recent past have announced that the case will be presented and heard in the Anti-Terrorism Court, media reported on Friday.
KARACHI -- Family members and friends of murdered anchorperson Mureed Abbas and his friend Khizar Hayat on Monday held a demonstration outside Karachi Press Club, urging the authorities to provide justice and security to the heirs as they were allegedly being threatened.
Islamabad -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday sent Rs10 billion defamation notice to anchorperson Najam Sethi for spreading false propaganda regarding his marital life.
One tends to agree with SAPM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan when she says that the print and electronic media is absolutely free and independent in the country and there is no bar or restriction whatsoever on any journalist, anchorperson or analyst about what to write and say and whatnot.
KARACHI -- A local court on Friday directed the police to present challan in the murder case of anchorperson Mureed Abbas on August 9.
According to police, anchorperson Mureed Abbas and his friend Khizar were gunned down over a personal dispute.
by Times News Service Ali Javed, Ambassador of Pakistan to the Sultanate with Makhdoom Shahabuddin, TV anchorperson at Hum News.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court of Pakistan has granted bail to anchorperson and former chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV) Dr Shahid Masood in a case pertaining to corruption in the state television on Monday.
The anchorperson will be indicted in the case in next date of hearing which has been fixed for February 1.
ISLAMABAD -- A local court on Thursday sent anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood to Adiala Jail on a five-day judicial remand in a case pertaining to corruption in PTV.