CNN hires NY Times Brian Stelter to host ‘Reliable Sources’

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On Tuesday, CNN announced that Brian Stelter will be taking the helm of its long-running Sunday morning media show, “Reliable Sources.”

Stelter will be leaving his position at The New York Times as the media reporter by the end of this month and will become a contributor to different platforms for the cable news network, according to CNN president Jeff Zucker.

“Brian has emerged as one of the top media reporters in the country and will be a great addition to our many platforms,” Zucker said in a release.  “He grew up in the digital space, and has covered the media industry for his entire career.  Brian has a keen understanding of this field – as both a journalist covering the industry and as an innovator – first, by creating his own digital platform, and second, by also leveraging the countless ways information is disseminated to enhance his storytelling.  I’m thrilled to welcome him to CNN to this newly broadened role.”

Stelter has had a distinguished career in media reporting, having started TVNewser in 2004 as a college freshman at Towson University before selling it to Mediabistro.com. After graduating, he was hired by The New York Times in 2007.

He will be filling the void left by Howard Kurtz, who made the move from CNN to anchor Fox News Channel’s media program, “Media Buzz,” which also airs on Sunday mornings.

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