1 : to give information about (something) in a newspaper or on television or radio
Their job is to report the news accurately and fairly.
[no object]— often + on
He reports on political news for a local TV station.
2 : to tell people about (something) : to make a report about (something)
He was asked to report the details of the meeting.
— often + on
She reported on the project to her manager.
From Merriam Webster Learner’s Dictionary
1 NEWS [intransitive, transitive] to give people information about recent events, especially in newspapers and on television and radio → reporter
This is Gavin Williams, reporting from the United Nations in New York.
The Times sent her to Bangladesh to report on the floods.
3 JOB/WORK [intransitive, transitive] to tell someone about what has been happening, or what you are doing as part of your job
report (to somebody) on something
I’ve asked him to come back next week and report on his progress.
From Longman Dictionary
I have quoted relevant definitions from Merriam Webster and Longman Dicitonary.
What is the difference between “report” and “report on”?
Take these two examples from Merriam Webster Learner’s Dictionary. Can I delete “on” without changing the meanings of the sentences?
- He reports on political news for a local TV station.
- She reported on the project to her manager.