CNN has hired New York Times media writer Brian Stelter to host "Reliable Sources" and cover the media industry.
He made the announcement on Twitter, writing:
I'm joining @CNN as the network's senior media correspondent and the host of "Reliable Sources."
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.
Stelter has been a regular guest host for the Sunday show since Howard Kurtz left the network earlier this year. He was one of a rotating cast of media writers auditioning for the part. Though he told the Washington Post he "would not leave the Times for a television job," that line of thinking has apparently become, as they say, inoperative.
His departure leaves the Times without one of its star reporters, and there will no doubt be some major competition for his replacement.