CNN this/close to Hiring (Hired) Brian Stelter (Updated)


It appears that NY Times TV Crtic Brian Stelter, thinks the grass might be greener on the other side.

Word is that CNN is very close to hiring  Stelter at the cable news network. 

The LA Times says that Stelter, who has covered the television news and entertainment industry for the New York Times since 2007, would do the same for the cable news channel and is also expected to host the Sunday morning media magazine show "Reliable Sources," a position that has been vacant since Howard Kurtz left for Fox News earlier this year. Stelter has already guest-hosted the show a few times. 

A CNN spokeswoman declined to comment, and a New York Times spokeswoman couldn't be reached for comment. However, two sources close to the situation, who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, confirmed the talks. An announcement of Stelter's hiring could come as early as this week.

Stelter couldn't be reached for comment.

Update: Word now comes that CNN had in fact hired Stelter, he leaves the NYT this month.  He'll host Reliable Sources.


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