Hug a Newsman Day takes place on April 04, 2017. Give a big hug to your local newsperson today! It is still referred to this neat day as National Hug a Newsman Day, although it is no official national day. The first newsman of the US television was Lowell Thomas, who hosted the first news broadcasts in 1940. The newsman is still that one person you see every morning or every evening when tells you about the important things of the day. Hug a Newsman Day is your chance to show some appreciation even if your hug is a virtual one via e-mail. By the way the newsman of the day might of course as well be a woman.