November 12, 2013

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Brian Stelter will leave The New York Times to join CNN:



Joe Flint reported Monday night that CNN was close to hiring Brian Stelter, a New York Times media reporter, to host “Reliable Sources,” its show about the press.

Dylan Byers reported in Politico Tuesday that Stelter will replace Howard Kurtz, who now hosts a competing show at Fox News, and that candidates in the running included NPR’s David Folkenflik and Frank Senso, who formerly worked as CNN’s Washington bureau chief.

Stelter began his career in college, where he started the blog TVNewser, Flint reports.

It soon became a must-read for industry insiders and was later featured in a story in the New York Times. After Stelter graduated he joined the Times. Earlier this year, he wrote the book “Top of the Morning” about the intense competition between the network morning shows.

The Huffington Post reminded people that Stelter has said, in the past, that he wouldn’t leave the Times for TV.

Amidst a wave of Twitter congrats Tuesday morning came this from Emma Gilbey Keller.

Other losses coming out of The New York Times include Hugo Lindgren, editor of The New York Times Magazine, Matthew Lynch reported in Capital New York. Matt Bai, former chief political correspondent for the magazine, will work as the new national political columnist for Yahoo News, Dylan Byers reported in Politico Tuesday morning. Here’s the full release from Yahoo’s Tumblr page.

In October, Yahoo also nabbed David Pogue, the Times’ tech columnist, to start a tech site for Yahoo.

There’s no word yet on who will replace Lindgren at the Times Magazine, but Choire Sicha at The Awl did offer up 14 names for consideration.

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