Brian Stelter (born September 3, 1985) is the senior media correspondent for CNN and the host of Reliable Sources. Previously he was a media reporter for The New York Times and the editor of TVNewser.

Life and career

Stelter at South by Southwest in 2017

Stelter was born in Damascus, Maryland, the son of Donna and Mark Stelter.[1] He attended Damascus High School, graduating in 2003,[2] followed by Towson University where he served as editor-in-chief of The Towerlight from 2005 to 2007. While still a student, he created TVNewser, a blog about television and cable news which he later sold to Mediabistro.

Stelter graduated Towson in May 2007, and joined The New York Times as a media reporter later in July of that year.[3] In November 2013, he became the new host of CNN's Reliable Sources[4] and also senior media correspondent,[5] greatly expanding the role at the network previously held by Howard Kurtz. Stelter is featured prominently in the 2011 documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times.

In 2018, Stelter was the focus of a rant by Alex Jones where he was referred to as “literal demon spawn”.[6][7][8][9]

Personal life

Stelter dated CNBC anchor Nicole Lapin in 2011.[10] He stated he had to inform his editor of the relationship, and he agreed not to cover CNBC while they were dating.[11]

On February 22, 2014, Stelter married Jamie Shupak[1] in a Jewish ceremony.[12] His wife is a traffic anchor for New York TV station NY1.[13][14] Although raised Methodist, today Stelter is non-religious.[15] They plan to raise their children as Jewish.[15] On May 21, 2017, their daughter was born.[16]



  1. ^ a b Jamie Shupak, Brian Stelter
  2. ^ Susan Singer-Bart (June 9, 2010). "Damascus High grads: Farewell, for now". Gazette.net. Retrieved August 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ Stelter To New York Times, Leaves TVNewser Behind - Media on The Huffington Post
  4. ^ CNN Hires New York Times Media Reporter Brian Stelter (UPDATED), mediaite.com; accessed August 18, 2017.
  5. ^ CNN Names Brian Stelter Host of Reliable Sources and Senior Media Correspondent
  6. ^ "Alex Jones unleashes top-10 frothing rant about "literal demon spawn" Brian Stelter". Salon. 2018-01-05. Retrieved 2018-01-06. 
  7. ^ The Young Turks (2018-01-05), Alex Jones Declares Holy War On CNN Journalist, retrieved 2018-01-06 
  8. ^ Blake, Andrew (5 January 2018). "Alex Jones on CNN's @brianstelter "Would you let your children anywhere near that psychopath?...He wants to run your life. He wants to control every aspect of your life because he knows he is a cowardly degenerate sack of anti-human trash."pic.twitter.com/XCBscW44At". @apblake. Retrieved 2018-01-06. 
  9. ^ The Alex Jones Channel (2018-01-05), Brian Stelter And Michael Wolff Are The True Faces Of Evil, retrieved 2018-01-06 
  10. ^ "NYT Media Reporter Is Dating CNBC Anchor". Gawker. Archived from the original on 2015-07-18. 
  11. ^ Carlson, Nicholas (2011-06-15). "POWER COUPLE: CNBC's Nicole Lapin And The New York Times's Brian Stelter". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  12. ^ A Hashtag on a Jewish Wedding Kippah
  13. ^ Business Insider: "A (Valentine's) Day In The Life: Jamie Shupak, NY1 Traffic Anchor And Dating Columnist" by Aly Weisman February 16, 2012
  14. ^ Complex Magazine: "Getting Around Town With Jamie Shupak: One Year Later, Diary of a Newly Single Woman, Part II Jamie Shupak" by Jamie Shupak September 22, 2011
  15. ^ a b Jamie Shupak, "Planning an Interfaith Wedding Ceremony: How One Bride Did It", brides.com, February 19, 2014.
  16. ^ Hood, Bryan (May 22, 2017). "Brian and Jamie Stelter welcome baby girl". Page Six. New York Post. Retrieved June 6, 2017. 

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