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Encyclopedia > News anchor
There is a disputed proposal that this article should be merged with newsreader.

Please see the talk page. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A Newsreader or Newscaster is a radio or television presenter whose role it is to read the news. ...

A news anchor (US,Can.), newscaster or newsreader (UK, Aus., Sri Lanka) is a television or radio personality that presents material prepared for a news program, and at times must improvise commentary for live presentation. Many news anchors are also involved in writing and/or editing the news for their programs. Sometimes news anchors interview guests and moderate panels or discussions. Some provide commentary for the audience during parades and other events. Wikiquote quotations related to: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government Official website of the United States government - Gateway to governmental sites White House - Official site of the US President Senate. ... Main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Parts of Canada have been inhabited by aboriginal peoples (known as First Nations) for at least 40,000 years. ... Between 1855–1890, the six Crown Colonies each became self-governing colonies operating under British law, managing most of their own affairs however the British government retained control of some matters, notably foreign affairs, defence and international shipping. ... A news program is a regularly scheduled radio or television program that reports current events. ...


The term anchor (sometimes anchorperson, anchorman, or anchorwoman) was coined by CBS News producer Don Hewitt. CBS cites its first usage as being on July 7, 1952 to describe Walter Cronkite's role at the Democratic and Republican Party National Conventions. The term may have been in reference to the "anchor leg" of a relay race. A CBS News Special Report ident card CBS News is the news division of CBS. Its current president is Andrew Heyward. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. ...

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A common dogma among the general public equates "news" and "news media" with "journalism," and this typically carries over to news anchors as well — associating media personalities with journalists — much to the consternation of many print journalists. In the current age of mass media and consolidation, news anchors tend to be viewed as belonging to the infotainment or news trades, rather than to the journalism profession. There is a spectrum and scale however — the quintessential national news anchors from early days of television news tended to come from experienced backgrounds in print journalism. Since then, television news has largely been an entity in its own right, where print and television journalism can be viewed as divergent trades. Infotainment or soft news, refers to a part of the wider news trade that provides information in a way that is considered entertaining to its viewers, as evident by attraction of a higher market demographic. ... Mass media is the term used to denote, as a class, that section of the media specifically conceived and designed to reach a very large audience (typically at least as large as the whole population of a nation state). ... Concentration of media ownership (also known as media consolidation or media convergence) is a commonly used term among media critics, policy makers, and others to characterize ownership structure of media industries. ... Infotainment (a portmanteau word formed from information and entertainment), also known as soft news, provides information in a way that is entertaining to its viewers. ... Television news refers to the practice of disseminating current events via the media of television. ...


Adding to the distinction between journalists and anchors and reporters are "human interest," personality, or celebrity news stories, which typically are directed by marketing departments based on a demographic appeal and audience share. Its commonly accepted that anchors are also media personalities, who may even be considered celebrities. The very nature of corporate network news requires its media personalties to use their public appeal to promote the networks investments, just as network broadcasts themselves (morning shows, TV news magazines) schedule self-promotional stories, in addition to advertising. Critics might go so far as to view anchors as a weak link in the news trade, representing the misplacement of both the credit and the accountability of a news journalism organization —hence adding to a perceived erosion of journalistic standards throughout the news business. (See yellow journalism.) Traditionally, marketing has been a term applied to the craft of linking the producers (or potential producers) of a product or service with customers, both existing and potential. ... An audience is the/a group of people who participate in and experience or encounter a work of art, literature, theatre, music or academics in any medium. ... Breakfast television is a type of television programme broadcast live in the morning (typically between 6:00am and 9:00am), with the express purpose of being watched by people getting ready to go to work. ... Journalistic standards or journalism ethics, include principles of ethics and of good practice to address the specific challenges faced by professional journalists. ... Yellow journalism is a term given to any widespread tendencies or practices within media organizations which are detrimental to, or substandard from the point of view of, journalistic integrity. ...


In popular culture, the corporate news anchor is viewed as an archetype of the status quo and bland superficiality of of corporate news media. As public people, they tend to receive an excess measure of social (and financial) reward for the hard work of "true" journalists behind the scenes. North American news anchors are frequently imitated and lampooned people who are hired for more their looks on TV than for any skill at journalism or intelligence. This kind of character is the subject of long running gags on Saturday Night Live, SCTV, and the UK-produced The Muppet Show and the subject of sitcoms like Mary Tyler Moore, Murphy Brown, and NewsRadio. Archetype is defined as the first original model of which all other similar persons, objects, or concepts are merely derivative, copied, patterned, or emulated. ... For the perennial British rock band, see Status Quo (band) Status quo is a Latin term meaning the present current, existing state of affairs. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ... Journalism is a discipline of collecting, verifying, reporting and analyzing information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute comedy-variety show from NBC which has been broadcast virtually every Saturday night since its debut on October 11, 1975. ... Second City Television, or SCTV, was a Canadian television sketch comedy show offshoot from the Toronto troupe of The Second City. ... The Muppet Show is a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand operated puppets, typically with huge eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... The Mary Tyler Moore Show was an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. ... Murphy Brown was a American sitcom which aired on CBS from November 14, 1988 to May 18, 1998. ... NewsRadio was an American sitcom, originally broadcast from 1995 to 1999 by NBC. The series is set in a New York City news radio station, WNYX, and starts with the arrival of a new news director, Dave Nelson (played by Dave Foley). ...


Notable American news anchors

Maria Bartiromo (born September 11, 1967) is an American CNBC anchor and author. ... CNBC (formerly the Consumer News and Business Channel) is a group of cable and satellite television news channels from the U.S., owned and operated by NBC Universal, a subsidiary of General Electric. ... David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920—June 11, 2003) was an American television newscaster for NBC and later ABC. From 1956 through 1970 he co-anchored the Huntley-Brinkley Report news show with Chet Huntley. ... The Huntley-Brinkley Report was NBCs flagship television news program from late 1956 until 1970. ... The 1986 Peacock logo, designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. ... Tom Brokaw Thomas John Brokaw [1] (born February 6, 1940) is a television journalist and the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. ... NBC News is one of the big three nationwide air and cable television news networks in the United States. ... Wolf Blitzer Wolf Blitzer (born March 22, 1948) is an American journalist and author. ... CNN or Cable News Network is a cable television network that was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1] [2] (although he currently is not recognized in CNNs official history). ... Aaron Brown at CNN Aaron Brown (born November 10, 1948 in Hopkins, Minnesota) is host of NewsNight with Aaron Brown on the television network CNN. Prior to working at CNN he was the anchor for ABCs World News Now, and also did anchoring duties at both KIRO-TV (CBS... CNN or Cable News Network is a cable television network that was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1] [2] (although he currently is not recognized in CNNs official history). ... John Chancellor (July 14, 1927 - July 12, 1996) was an American journalist. ... NBC Nightly News logo, with Tom Brokaw at the news desk NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News. ... Constance Yu-Hwa Chung, 宗毓華, pinyin: Zōng Yùhuá, (born August 20, 1946) is a television news anchor-woman. ... Hilary Duff as she appears in A Cinderella Story Hilary Ann Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American film actress and pop music singer. ... Anderson Hays Cooper (b. ... CNN or Cable News Network is a cable television network that was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1] [2] (although he currently is not recognized in CNNs official history). ... Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... Sam Donaldson (born March 11, 1934 in El Paso, Texas) is a news anchor for ABC News, known for his persistence (some say disrespect) in questioning senior government officials up to and including the President of the United States. ... ABC News is a division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). ... Laurie Dhue is an anchor and reporter on the FOX News Channel. ... The FOX News Channel is a US cable and satellite news channel. ... Lou Dobbs is a Harvard-educated economist, editorial columnist, anchor of CNNs nightly television series Lou Dobbs Tonight, and host of a syndicated radio show. ... CNN or Cable News Network is a cable television network that was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1] [2] (although he currently is not recognized in CNNs official history). ... Bob Edwards (born May 15, 1947) was the original host of Morning Edition on National Public Radio. ... XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR) is a satellite radio service in the United States based in Washington, DC and controlled by News Corporations DirecTV, General Motors, American Honda, Hughes Electronics, and several private investment groups. ... Amy Goodman is an American broadcast journalist and author. ... Democracy Now! is an independent, award-winning news and opinion radio program airing on over 300 stations across North America every weekday, as well as both satellite television networks. ... Brit Hume (born June 22, 1943) is the managing editor of the Fox News Channel. ... The FOX News Channel is a US cable and satellite news channel. ... Chet Huntley (December 10, 1911 _ March 20, 1974) was an American television newscaster. ... The Huntley-Brinkley Report was NBCs flagship television news program from late 1956 until 1970. ... The 1986 Peacock logo, designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. ... Peter Jennings, anchoring a newscast in October 2004. ... ABC News is a division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). ... Ted Koppel (born February 8, 1940) is a television journalist in the United States. ... ABC News is a division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). ... Nightline is a late-night hard news program broadcast by ABC in the United States. ... Jim Lehrer Jim Lehrer (born May 19, 1934 in Wichita, Kansas) is the news anchor for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS. He attended middle school in Beaumont, Texas, and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, Texas, where he was one of the three sports editors... The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is an evening television news program broadcast weeknights on PBS in the United States. ... Note: Public Broadcasting Services is a broadcaster in Malta. ... Robert MacNeil (born January 19, 1931) is a television news anchor and journalist who paired with Jim Lehrer to create The MacNeil/Lehrer Report in 1975. ... The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is an evening television news program broadcast weeknights on PBS in the United States. ... Note: Public Broadcasting Services is a broadcaster in Malta. ... Betty Nguyen Betty Nguyen is a Vietnamese American news anchor. ... CNN or Cable News Network is a cable television network that was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1] [2] (although he currently is not recognized in CNNs official history). ... Jane Pauley Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950, in Indianapolis) is an American television news anchor and journalist. ... NBC News is one of the big three nationwide air and cable television news networks in the United States. ... Dan Rather, from a telecast in October 2004. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... Tim Russert (born May 7, 1950) is an American journalist who has hosted NBCs Meet the Press since 1991. ... NBC News is one of the big three nationwide air and cable television news networks in the United States. ... Diane Sawyer Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is a television journalist for the U.S. network ABC News and co-anchor of ABCs Primetime Live with Charles Gibson. ... ABC News is a division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). ... Chuck Scarborough is the 6PM and 11PM weeknight anchor for WNBC-TVs NewsChannel 4 in New York City. ... WNBC-TV (NBC4) is the flagship TV station of the NBC television network, with studios located in Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. ... The 1986 Peacock logo, designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. ... Bernard Shaw was a leading news anchor for the Cable News Network from 1980 to his retirement in 2001. ... CNN or Cable News Network is a cable television network that was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1] [2] (although he currently is not recognized in CNNs official history). ... Bob Schieffer Robert Schieffer (born February 25, 1937 in Austin, Texas) has been a journalist with CBS News since 1969, serving as a principal anchor since 1973, chief Washington correspondent since 1982, moderator of the Sunday public affairs show Face the Nation since 1991, and, beginning in March of 2005... The CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. Early history It originally competed against the Camel News Caravan on NBC, and was anchored by Douglas Edwards. ... Maria Owings Shriver Schwarzenegger (born November 6, 1955), better known as Maria Shriver, is an American television journalist and the First Lady of California. ... NBC News is one of the big three nationwide air and cable television news networks in the United States. ... Barbara Walters, was host of 20/20 and The View. Recently, Walters stepped down to focus on her Barbara Walters Specials Barbara Walters (born September 25, 19291) is an American media personality known for her many years as the first woman network news anchor, on ABCNews starting in 1976. ... ABC News is a division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). ... NBC Anchor Brian Williams Brian Williams (born May 5, 1959) [1] is the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, the flagship evening news program of the National Broadcasting Company. ... NBC Nightly News logo, with Tom Brokaw at the news desk NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News. ... Paula Zahn, during the December 6, 2004 broadcast of Paula Zahn Now. ... CNN or Cable News Network is a cable television network that was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1] [2] (although he currently is not recognized in CNNs official history). ...

Notable Canadian news anchors

Hollywood role for veteran Bahai actor Earl Cameron acting in the movie The Interpreter as president of an African country who is addressing the United Nations. ... CBC redirects here, as this is the most common use of the abbreviation. ... Ian Hanomansing is a television journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Canada Now is a news program on the main English television network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known by the abbreviation CBC, is Canadas government-owned radio and television service. ... Harvey Kirck (born October 14, 1928, Uno Park, Ontario) is a former Canadian news anchor for the CTV television network from 1963 to 1984. ... CTV (disambiguation) CTV is Canadas largest privately-owned English language television network. ... Peter Mansbridge (born 1948) is a Canadian television reporter. ... The National is the CBCs flagship national television newscast. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known by the abbreviation CBC, is Canadas government-owned radio and television service. ... Knowlton Nash (born November 18, 1927, Toronto, Ontario) was the former and long-serving senior anchor of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations flagship news program, The National. ... The National is the CBCs flagship national television newscast. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known by the abbreviation CBC, is Canadas government-owned radio and television service. ... Kevin Newman (born 1959 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian journalist and news anchor. ... The Global Television Network (more commonly called Global) is a major English-language television network in Canada, owned by CanWest Global Communications. ... Sandie Rinaldo is a Canadian television journalist and news anchor. ... CTV (disambiguation) CTV is Canadas largest privately-owned English language television network. ... Lloyd Robertson (born 1934 in Stratford, Ontario) is the anchor of Canadas nightly CTV National News. ... CTV (disambiguation) CTV is Canadas largest privately-owned English language television network. ... Pamela Wallin (born 1953 in Wadena, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian television journalist and diplomat. ... CTV (disambiguation) CTV is Canadas largest privately-owned English language television network. ... Prime Time News was a Canadian nightly newscast which aired on CBC television from 1992 to 1995. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known by the abbreviation CBC, is Canadas government-owned radio and television service. ...

Notable British newsreaders

Fiona Bruce (born April 25th 1964) is a television presenter in the United Kingdom. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ... Huw Edwards (born August 1961) is a newsreader, or anchor, with the BBC in the United Kingdom. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ... Michael Duncan Buerk is a BBC journalist and newsreader. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ... Katie Derham presents the ITV Evening News, and the news for London on ITV. Derham has a BA (Hons) in Economics from Magdalene College, Cambridge. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Anna Ford is a British television presenter. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ... Krishnan Guru-Murthy (born April 5, 1970) is a British newsreader currently fronting Channel 4 News from ITN, which he joined in 1998. ... Channel 4 News is a television news programme made by ITN for the British TV broadcaster Channel 4. ... Natasha Kaplinsky Natasha Kaplinsky (born 9 September 1971, Brighton) is a BBC News presenter currently working predominantly as a co-anchor on their Breakfast programme (with Dermot Murnaghan). ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ... Sir Trevor McDonald (born August 16, 1939) is a British television presenter and Newsreader with ITN. Notable for being the first black newsreader in Britain. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Sophie Raworth (born May 15, 1968) is a presenter on BBC Television in the UK. After completing a degree in French and German at Manchester University, she spent a year teaching English to teenagers in Toulouse before studying for a postgraduate course in broadcasting and journalism at City University, London. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ... Angela Rippon (born October 12, British television journalist. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ... The ITV News Channel is a 24 hour television news channel in the United Kingdom available on Sky Digital, cable and Freeview, presenting the latest national and international news stories plus regular business, sport, entertainment and weather summaries. ... Moira Stuart OBE was the first Black woman newsreader on British television. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ... Jon Snow (born September 28, 1947 in Ardingly, Sussex) is a British television news presenter on Channel 4 News, produced by ITN. His father was an Anglican clergyman and schoolteacher, and he was brought up at Ardingly College, a minor public school where his father was headmaster. ... Channel 4 News is a television news programme made by ITN for the British TV broadcaster Channel 4. ... Peter George Sissons (born July 1942) is a nationally known television news presenter in the United Kingdom. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ... Jeremy Paxman hosting BBC Newsnight Jeremy Paxman (born 11 May 1950 in Leeds, West Yorkshire) is a BBC journalist, news presenter and author. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1927 by means of a royal charter. ... Kirsty Young reporting the death of the Princess of Wales Kirsty Young (born 1969 in Glasgow) is head news anchor for British television channel Five. ... five, formerly known as Channel 5, is the United Kingdoms fifth terrestrial TV Channel. ...

Notable Australian newsreaders

Brian Henderson on TCN-9 Brian Henderson (born 1931) is a Australian television personality who hosted the Australian version of Bandstand from 1958 until 1972. ... TCN-9 is the Sydney flagship television station of the Nine Network in Australia. ... The Nine network (slogan Still The One) is an Australian television network owned by Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (Kerry Packers media company). ... Mal Walden is a Melbourne based journalist and television newsreader. ... ATV-10 is the Melbourne Australian Ten Network. ... The Network Ten Logo Network Ten (ASX: TEN) is an Australian television network. ...

Notable Cantonese newsreaders

  • Cheung Wai-tsz, ATV News, Hong Kong
  • Lavender Cheung, Cable TV news 2, Hong Kong

Cheung Wai Tsz (Chinese: 張慧慈) is a Hong Kong television journalist and news anchor at ATV Home. ...

Notable Sri Lankan newsreaders

Vernon Corea was born in Kurana, Katunayake in Ceylon on 11th September 1927. ... Radio Ceylon is the oldest radio station in South Asia. ...

External Links

  • SetStudio, the Internet's television news set design resource (http://www.setstudio.com/)

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