CNN has decided to cancel its Sunday news program Reliable Sources as the host Brian Stelter is departing the network, Stelter tells NPR.
In a statement made to NPR, Stelter says he’s thankful for the program and his team’s exploration of “the truth, the media, and stories which define the world.”
“It was an honor to host a show with a focus on the press at a moment where it’s never been more crucial,” Stelter said, promising to provide more details about Sunday’s show
Stelter began writing about cable news when he was an undergraduate student and later became a media reporter at The New York Times
Reliable Sources has been the longest-running program in the history of CNN;
Stelter has hosted it for the last nine years, and also was honored to host the show’s 30th anniversary in March.
CNN director Chris Licht informed Stelter of the decision on Tuesday.
Licht has been cutting back across the entire network since he took over in the context of Warner Bros. Discovery’s takeover of the Time Warner company.
The company pulled its stand-alone digital service,
for which it was hiring the former NPR anchor Audie Cornish as well as the former Fox News host Chris Wallace before it was launched.