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Fired CNN Host Stelter’s Next Job Revealed

The Harvard Kennedy School is welcoming former Reliable Sources anchor Brian Stelter to its ranks this fall.

Stelter, who departed CNN last month, will join the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy as a Walter Shorenstein media and democracy fellow and “convene a series of discussions about threats to democracy and the range of potential responses from the news media.”

“I’m joining the @ShorensteinCtr at Harvard Kennedy School,” Stelter tweeted. “This fall I’ll be the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, convening discussions, some of which will be live-streamed. Grateful to @nancygibbs and her team for the home.”

The 37-year-old former CNN host seemingly fell victim to a major shake-up at the network following parent company WarnerMedia’s recent merger with Discovery. Since taking the reins as CEO to replace Stelter ally Jeff Zucker, Chris Licht has reportedly embarked on a crusade to reorient the company in a less partisan direction.

Star anchors and reporters have seemingly been ousted amid the internal shuffling, including former chief legal correspondent Jeffrey Toobin and White House correspondent John Harwood. As Licht tries to steer the company in a new direction, CNN has been dogged by sagging profit projections amid a ratings slump.

“Brian Stelter is a nationally recognized media reporter and expert on the state of journalism and its wide-reaching implications for society and governance,” the institution said in a press release.

Throughout his tenure at CNN, Stelter analyzed and reported on media happenings but drew conservative critics while reporting on former President Donald Trump and amid his defense of controversial media coverage.

He also published a book in 2020, HOAX: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth, that portrayed elements of conservative media as a threat to democracy for allegedly promulgating misinformation.

READ 9 COMMENTS
  • Auntie Vyris says:

    “Humpty Dumpty is a nationally recognized laughingstock and known pervert. The sad state of journalism has wide-reaching implications for society and governance,” the institution said in a press release.

    There. Fixed it for ya. You’re welcome.

  • Roni says:

    Brian talks about threats to Democracy while he is complicit in deciding what information citizens can hear (destroying Freedom of Speech), in trying to unseat the duly elected former President, in aiding corrupt pharmaceutical companies for profit to the detriment of transparency and health …..the list is endless. He is a repulsive disgrace who seems to need testosterone in a addition to a shred of integrity.

  • John Grychak says:

    SORRY TO SAY THAT “HARVARD” SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN. IT’S ONE OF THE MOST, CORRUPT / ANTI-AMERICAN SCHOOLS AROUND. BEEN THIS WAY FOR A LONG TIME.

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