I'd like to know the difference between reporter and anchorperson. They are listed as synonyms in some dictionaries. (For example, the Online Oxford Dictionary lists "reporter" as a synonym of "anchor" https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/anchor)
In addition, the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary defines reporter as follows:
reporter: a person who writes news stories for a newspaper, magazine, etc., or who tells people the news on radio or television
But an anchorperson also tells people the news on TV. Would that mean an anchorperson is necessarily a reporter?