Talking Head

What does talking head mean?

A person on TV who gives information or opinions

A term that describes a person who appears on a TV show and shares information and opinions.

The "talking head" term comes from how the person's head and shoulders only appear on the screen giving the impression that he or she is just a talking head. The term has become more popular with the emergence of cable news.


All those talking heads don't know a thing about the economy, they just want ratings
Bill O'Reilly on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor
Bill O'Reilly on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor

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Updated May 24, 2016

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