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Howard Kurtz out at CNN, in at Fox News

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The longtime host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources” is leaving the cable network and will set up shop with a similar media criticism program on Fox News. Kurtz, the former Washington Post reporter who’s made a reputation for overextending himself while working for multiple entities at the same time and whose work appears to have suffered for it, was not under long-term contract at CNN. The New York Times says the network had expressed no intention of offering one.

“Reliable Sources” will continue after Kurtz’s departure in a couple of weeks. The Sunday morning program has appeared increasingly ragged. A few weeks ago, Kurtz devoted an entire 30 minutes to one of his reporting miscues. Last Sunday, it included a shameless promotional segment devoted to the debut of “New Day,” CNN’s reworked breakfast show. NYT

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