[ri-pawr-ter, -pohr-]
a person who reports.
a person employed to gather and report news, as for a newspaper, wire service, or television station.
a person who prepares official reports, as of legal or legislative proceedings.

1350–1400; Middle English reportour < Anglo-French (Old French reporteur). See report, -er1 Unabridged
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reporter (rɪˈpɔːtə)
1.  a person who reports, esp one employed to gather news for a newspaper, news agency, or broadcasting organization
2.  a person, esp a barrister, authorized to write official accounts of judicial proceedings
3.  a person authorized to report the proceedings of a legislature
4.  in Scotland social welfare an official who arranges and conducts children's panel hearings and who may investigate cases and decide on the action to be taken

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Word Origin & History

late 14c.; see report. In the newspaper sense, from 1798.
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Example sentences
They looked upon the world with the eye of the modern reporter.
The reporter has his hand upon it, and it is his grievous fault if he does not
  use it well.
And they wrote of it in the easy style of the trained reporter.
It will not be a lot of fun being a crime reporter in the capital for the
  foreseeable future.
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