Let's say Tom is the anchor for a news program. His colleague Jane is his backup for that program during his absence. I heard on a radio something like:

This is Jane 'info' Tom.

I could not catch the exact word from that radio. It just sounds like the word 'info'.

Questions: What the word is most likely used in this setting? If this could not be figured out by the information I provided here, what would be the proper word(s) which is likely to be used for this scenario?


The most likely is "filling in for" or just "in for," which is what you heard.

  • or 'standing in for'
    – Strawberry
    Nov 15 '17 at 10:34
  • Are 'standing in for', 'filling in for' and just 'in for' commonly used?
    – dan
    Nov 15 '17 at 11:28
  • @dan it’s not an especially common occurrence for it to be used but I would expect “filling in for”.
    – Tim
    Nov 15 '17 at 11:58
  • 1
    On National Public Radio, where I most often hear this type of phrase used, "in for" seems to be the most common.
    – mamster
    Nov 15 '17 at 18:19

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