reporter n: one that reports: as
a : one who makes authorized statements and publications of court decisions or legislative proceedings
: a publication in which such reports are reproduced see also citation compare advance sheet
b : one who makes a shorthand record of a speech or proceeding
: court reporter
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.