Brian Stelter will depart CNN, multiple sources confirmed to The Daily Beast, as the network will cancel his weekly media show Reliable Sources.
As a close ally and friend to former CNN boss Jeff Zucker, Stelter has occasionally appeared to be at odds with the new era of CNN.
In February, he called out key Discovery board member John Malone, who told CNBC last year that after a Discovery-Warner merger, he’d “like to see CNN evolve back to the kind of journalism that it started with, and actually have journalists, which would be unique and refreshing,”
The people who say the Zucker-era CNN was lacking in real journalism clearly were not watching CNN directly,” Stelter wrote in the Reliable Sources newsletter. “My best guess is that they were watching talking heads and reading columnists complain about CNN. And yes, I'm including John Malone in this.”
This is a developing story...