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[ri-pawr-ter, -pohr-] /rɪˈpɔr tər, -ˈpoʊr-/
noun
1.
a person who reports.
2.
a person employed to gather and report news, as for a newspaper, wire service, or television station.
3.
a person who prepares official reports, as of legal or legislative proceedings.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English reportour < Anglo-French (Old French reporteur). See report, -er1
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  • He was also sought as a spokesman by reporters from other countries.
British Dictionary definitions for reporters

reporter

/rɪˈpɔːtə/
noun
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 and History for reporters

reporter

n.

late 14c., reportour, "one who gives an account," agent noun from report (v.), or from Old French reporteur (Modern French rapporteur). In the newspaper sense, from 1798. French reporter in this sense is a 19c. borrowing from English.

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