Breaking: Brian Stelter to CNN's "Reliable Sources"
It's just been confirmed: CNN will hire New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter to take over its program Reliable Sources.
The move was just a rumor in the LA Times until moments ago, when Stelter prefaced his news with the teasing tweet, "Yep, I have some personal news to share today..."
The position has remained vacant since Howard Kurtz left earlier this year and took up with Fox News. Already having guest-hosted a few times since then, Stelter will now also assume the official role of senior media correspondent at the network.
"That means: I'll be reporting every day for CNN, CNNI, http://CNN.com, and it'll all flow into @CNNReliable on Sundays," the author of NYT bestseller "Top of the Morning" tweeted matter-of-factly. On a nostalgic note, he added, "I've been at the @nytimes since college so it's surreal to be leaving. I've learned everything here. To my colleagues: thank you."
"A HUGE congrats to @brianstelter who will obviously kill it at CNN...but I'm gonna miss my office brother so much," confessed NYT colleague Amy Chozick.
Meanwhile, Columbia Journalism Review's Kira Goldenberg was anything but surprised: "Did anyone really not see the @brianstelter move coming?" she tweeted.
The Blaze's Eddie Scarry joked, "Congrats to @brianstelter. Hope he'll forgive me for anything I tweet about him while watching his show."
Finally, CNN's Bill Weir welcomed Stelter by way of this tweet: "Cool! See you at the new kid's table."
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