Presenter

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A presenter, host, or hostess, is a person or organization responsible for the running of a public event. A museum or university, for example, may be the presenter or host of an exhibit. In films, a presenter (but not a host) is a usually a well-known executive producer credited with introducing a film or filmmaker to a larger audience. For example: "Presented by Cecil B. DeMille".

In the broadcast media a presenter is in British and Commonwealth English, the person who hosts, narrates, or otherwise takes the main role in narrating or hosting a radio program or a TV program. The phrases "TV presenter" or "radio presenter" are never used in American English, and rarely in Canada.

A person who hosts other kinds of public entertainments may also be called a "master of ceremonies" (often abbreviated "M.C." or "emcee").[1]

Television presenter[edit]

A television presenter is a person who introduces or hosts television programmes. Nowadays it is common for minor celebrities in other fields to take on this role, but there are also a number of people who have made their name solely within the field of presenting, particularly within children's television series to become a television personality.

Some presenters may double as an actor, model, singer, comedian, etc. Others may be subject matter experts, such as scientists or politicians, serving as presenters for a programme about their field of expertise (for example, Sir David Attenborough). Some are celebrities who have made their name in one area, and then move on to get involved in other areas. Examples of this latter group include the British comedian Michael Palin who now presents programmes about travel (such as Around the World in 80 Days), and Alan Alda, who has been the host of the Scientific American Frontiers TV program for about a decade.

The term is also used in other countries, such as Ireland and Sri Lanka. In the United States, such a person is always called a host, a hostess (females), or an M.C. (Master of Ceremonies or "emcee").

Radio presenter[edit]

Further information: Radio personality

Broadly speaking, a radio presenter (often, especially in American English, radio personality) is the same as a television presenter, except that they present radio programs instead of television programs. Big name presenters in the UK include Terry Wogan and Ken Bruce, Tony Blackburn, Simon Mayo, Steve Wright (DJ), Scottie McClue, Mark Radcliffe, Chris Evans, Clint Boon and saving the best until last the marvelous Greg James.

News presenter[edit]

Main article: News presenter

Chris Smith with News

Sports presenter[edit]

A sports commentator (also sports announcer, sports broadcaster, sportscaster, or sports presenter) is a type of journalist on radio and/or television who specializes in reporting or commentating on sporting events. Sports casting is often done live.

Weather presenter[edit]

A weather presenter is a type of journalist on television who specializes in presenting weather forecasts.

In the UK, this includes separate presenters for national and regional/local weather forecasts.

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  1. ^ "Public Speaking Glossary: Glossary K - O". public-speaking-course.org.