a person who discusses news, sports events, weather, or the like, as on television or radio.
a person who makes commentaries.

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin commentātor interpreter, equivalent to commentā() to interpret (Latin: to think about, prepare, discuss, write, perhaps frequentative of comminīscī to devise; see comment) + Latin -tor -tor

commentatorial [kuh-men-tuh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , adjective
commentatorially, adverb
supercommentator, noun Unabridged
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commentator (ˈkɒmənˌteɪtə)
1.  a person who provides a spoken commentary for a broadcast, film, etc, esp of a sporting event
2.  a person who writes notes on a text, event, etc

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., "writer of commentaries," from comment or commentary (L. commentator meant "inventor, author." Meaning "writer of notes or expository comments" is from 1640s; "one who gives commentary" (originally in sports) is from 1928.
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Example sentences
If he could be anyone, he'd be a famous sports commentator.
Pace a previous commentator, the regalia is not monastic, though it does go
  back to medieval universities.
Specially if you are criticizing other commentator's free and honest opinion.
The honey badger video coverage was ok, but that commentator was infuriating.
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