Learner's definition of CORRESPONDENT
someone who writes letters or e-mails to another person
a person whose job is to send news to a newspaper, radio station, or television program often from different places around the world
We now turn to our political correspondent [=a person who sends news about politics] reporting from the nation's capital.
a war correspondent [=a reporter who sends news from places where there are wars] for an American newspaper
foreign correspondents [=reporters who send news from other countries]