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    #1

    News reporter

    Hi there,
    Please give me a verb which I can use with the word "report". For example, I'm watching TV and news reporter on TV. Can I say "he/she is doing the news report"?
    Is it correct to use the article "the" before "news" in the above example?
    Last edited by alikhalili71; 17-Jul-2014 at 20:15.

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    #2

    Re: News reporter

    Yes, you can use your sentence, and the article is needed there.

    It is also common to hear "He is doing the weather report."

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    #3

    Re: News reporter

    I am not a teacher.

    In BrE we often use 'newsreader' and 'the weather man', or should that now be the weather person?

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    #4

    Re: News reporter

    Meteorologist would be better.

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    #5

    Re: News reporter

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Meteorologist would be better.
    That would depend on whether the face holds a degree to call them that!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: News reporter

    I am not a teacher.

    In France, where I live, it is very common for the person presenting the weather forcast to use that as a means to build a television career.

    They then go on to host a game show here, some light entertainment there, and so on. Knowing anything about meteorology is really quite unnecessary. That is left to Météo France.

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    Re: News reporter

    Once upon a time in America, they had "weather girls" on TV. They simply repeated their lines, but they were nice to look at. Nowadays, we typically have a real meteorologist on the TV news and use empty headed teleprompter readers as politicians.

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    #8

    Re: News reporter

    IMO, it would be more natural to use "report" as the verb. "He is reporting the news."

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    #9

    Re: News reporter

    Even our little station in Portland, Maine, had a PhD meteorologist.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #10

    Re: News reporter

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    and use empty headed teleprompter readers as politicians.
    *Unrelated* Funny how you need to prove, for instance, language knowledge to become a waiter at a restaurant (in Spain, in most places), but not if you want to run for President/mayor/congressman (in Spain, so far).
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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