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    Post AGENT INSTEAD OF REPORTER?

    Hello, I've got a doubt about English language.
    I've made a news programme with my students. I've recorded them making interviews to other students who simulate that they are famous football players, or singers, etc...
    There's an anchorman of the programme who connects from the studio to the place where a reporter is making an interview or giving a new.
    The anchorman, everytime that he refers to the reporter says: "Let's connect with our agent Mar . She's going to interview an important person...Mar...who are you with?".
    The programme is already recorded and renderized, so I cannot change the word agent for journalist or reporter.
    My question is: Does it make any sense to say agent instead of reporter or journalist in that context? Is that a big mistake? Does it exist the word agent as a synonime of reporter or journalist?

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    Re: AGENT INSTEAD OF REPORTER?

    In local news in the US, they would say something like "we now go to Jane Harwood, at the courthouse" or maybe "...our Jane Harwood..."

    The reporter on site "throws it back" by saying something like "Back to the studio" or "back to you."

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    Re: AGENT INSTEAD OF REPORTER?

    Quote Originally Posted by rosaborealis View Post
    Does it make any sense to say agent instead of reporter or journalist in that context? Is that a big mistake?
    I think that sympathy for your position may have been a reason for the previous two members not directly answering your question.

    Native speakers would not use 'agent'. The word is not a synonym for 'reporter' or 'journalist'. Sorry.

    It is not a big mistake, but it is certainly not natural English.

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