via NationalDayCalendar: Jasmine Monroe Wkyc-TV

April 4th is National Hug a Newsperson Day (formerly National Hug a Newsman Day).  Each year this day gives everyone the opportunity to say “thank you” and hug their local newsperson.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us that the word “newsman” dates back to 1596. They have been working hard for many years to bring us the news from around the world.

A few well-known newspersons include:

  • Tom Brokaw
  • Barbara Walters
  • David Brinkley
  • Katie Couric
  • Walter Cronkite
  • Peter Jennings
  • Barbara Walters


If you aren’t able to hug your newsperson, you can send them a virtual one. Use #HugANewspersonDay to post on social media

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