Damascus Native Brian Stelter Signs Off of CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ for Final Time

by MCS Staff

CNN’s “Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter” came to an end on Sunday night after the company announced Thursday that it is ending the media analysis show that has aired in various iterations for 30 years (Stelter has hosted for nine years). Stelter is a native of Damascus, MD, where he was born and raised, graduating from Damascus High School in 2003.

After graduating from college in May 2007, Stelter joined The New York Times as a media reporter at the age of 22, making him one of the youngest staff members at the time. In November 2013, he became the new host of CNN’s Reliable Sources and also chief media correspondent.

Amy Entelis, CNN’s executive vice president of talent and content development praised Stelter’s accomplishments. “Stelter came to CNN from the New York Times as the nation’s top media reporter. He departs CNN an impeccable broadcaster,” she said in a statement. “We are proud of what Brian and his team accomplished over the years, and we’re confident their impact and influence will long outlive the show.”

Stelter has also noted that he is grateful for his nine years at CNN and “proud of what we accomplished on Reliable Sources and so thankful for the viewers who tuned in every week for our examination of the media, truth and the stories that shape our world.” he said in a statement. “It was a rare privilege to lead a weekly show focused on the press at a time when it has never been more consequential.”

Back in February of 2021, The MoCoShow sat down and spoke with Stelter. In the interview Brian discusses what it was like growing up in Damascus, his time working for the Gazette, the state of local news, how he deals with social media negativity, and Ledo Pizza.


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