Stelter, who has covered the television news and entertainment industry for the New York Times since 2007, would do the same for the cable news channel and is also expected to host the Sunday morning media magazine show "Reliable Sources," a position that has been vacant since Howard Kurtz left for
A CNN spokeswoman declined to comment, and a New York Times spokeswoman couldn't be reached for comment. However, two sources close to the situation, who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, confirmed the talks. An announcement of Stelter's hiring could come as early as this week. Stelter couldn't be reached for comment.
Stelter first rose to prominence as a college student at
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