(plural: ‘anchors‘; also ‘anchorman’ for a man and ‘anchorwoman’ for a woman, and ‘anchorperson’ for a man or woman; pronunciation: the letters ‘ch’ are said with a ‘k’ sound as in “king”)
a presenter of a news programme and any special programme on radio or TV;
a person (or thing) that gives stability in a situation;
a sportsperson, a member of a team, who is placed at the last leg of a relay race or the last position in a tug-of-war game,
An anchor’s job involves not only reading the text at a newscast but also prepare news items for their programmes.
A news anchor may get about thirty to fifty thousand US dollars, but some favourite anchors get as much as one fifty thousand US dollars per year.