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2 definitions by B. Schauerte

 
1.
Currently, a popular filler (first observed to be popularized by ABC news c.2000) in spoken media.

Often used at the end of sentences by paid "news readers" to fill airtime, while adding no value whatsoever.
ANY sentence with this ending can be said without it and the meaning remains unchanged.
Correct - "The house and barn were destroyed"
Incorrect - "The house was destroyed, and the barn was destroyed as well ... over to you, Kathy"
by B. Schauerte December 05, 2006
 
2.
To act on television as one who reports the news, but in reality only reads scripts from a teleprompter.

A Russian phrase "news reader" was created in the communist (USSR) era to describe a government controlled video personality to imitate the equivalent of the US reporter of news.
As of this writing, real "reporters" are now hard to find in the USA and confined to "talk radio".
The news reader is lying as usual.
by b. schauerte December 24, 2006