Brian Stelter


Brian Patrick Stelter (born September 3, 1985) is an American TV anchor who is the chief media correspondent for CNN and host of the CNN program Reliable Sources. Stelter is a former media reporter for The New York Times and editor of TVNewser.

Brian Stelter
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Stelter in 2019
Brian Patrick Stelter

(1985-09-03) September 3, 1985 (age 36)
EducationTowson University (BA)
Jamie Shupak
(m. 2014)

Early life and education

Stelter at South by Southwest in 2017

Stelter was born on September 3, 1985,[1] in Damascus, Maryland, the son of Donna and Mark Stelter.[2] He attended Damascus High School, graduating in 2003,[3] 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 and became a part of the Adweek blog network.[4]


After graduating from college in May 2007, Stelter joined The New York Times as a media reporter in July of that year, aged 22.[5]

In November 2013, he became the new host of CNN's Reliable Sources and also chief media correspondent.[6][7]

Personal life

Stelter was raised Methodist, and is non-religious.[8] Stelter dated CNBC anchor Nicole Lapin in 2011.[9] He stated he had to inform his editor of the relationship, and he agreed not to cover CNBC while they were dating.[10]

On February 22, 2014, he married Jamie Shupak,[11] a traffic anchor for NY1.[12][13] The couple married in a Jewish ceremony, and plan to raise their children in Shupak's Jewish faith.[8] Together, they had a daughter, born in May 2017,[14] and a son, born in August 2019.[15] They live in the Lincoln Square neighborhood on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.[16]


See also


  1. ^ Politico Staff (September 3, 2018). "BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Brian Stelter, host of CNN's 'Reliable Sources' and senior media correspondent". Politico. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Jamie Shupak, Brian Stelter". The New York Times. February 23, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  3. ^ Singer-Bart, Susan (June 9, 2010). "Damascus High grads: Farewell, for now". Archived from the original on April 19, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Stelter, Brian (January 13, 2019). "How a Cable News Blog Turned Into a Top Source for the Highs and Lows of Broadcast Media". AdWeek. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  5. ^ Sklar, Rachel (March 28, 2008). "Stelter To New York Times, Leaves TVNewser Behind". HuffPost. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  6. ^ "CNN Names Brian Stelter Host of Reliable Sources and Senior Media Correspondent". (Press release). Atlanta, Georgia: CNN. November 12, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  7. ^ McMurry, Evan (November 12, 2013). "CNN Hires New York Times Media Reporter Brian Stelter (UPDATED)". Mediaite. New York City: Abrams Media. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  8. ^ a b Shupak, Jamie (February 19, 2014). "Planning an Interfaith Wedding Ceremony: How One Bride Did It". Archived from the original on March 6, 2015.
  9. ^ Nolan, Hamilton (June 15, 2011). "NYT Media Reporter Is Dating CNBC Anchor". Gawker. Archived from the original on July 18, 2015.
  10. ^ Carlson, Nicholas (June 15, 2011). "POWER COUPLE: CNBC's Nicole Lapin And The New York Times's Brian Stelter". Business Insider. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  11. ^ Miller, Jason (February 24, 2014). "A Hashtag on a Jewish Wedding Kippah". Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Weisman, Aly (February 16, 2012). "A (Valentine's) Day In The Life: Jamie Shupak, NY1 Traffic Anchor And Dating Columnist". Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  13. ^ Shupak, Jamie (September 22, 2011). "Getting Around Town With Jamie Shupak: One Year Later, Diary of a Newly Single Woman, Part II". Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  14. ^ Hood, Bryan (May 22, 2017). "Brian and Jamie Stelter welcome baby girl". Page Six. New York Post. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  15. ^ Hendricks, Jaclyn (August 8, 2019). "Brian and Jamie Stelter welcome second child, son named Story Moon". Page Six. New York Post. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  16. ^ Schulz, Dana (January 16, 2018). "My 700sqft: News anchors Jamie and Brian Stelter open up their 'sunny' Lincoln Square home". 6sqft.

External links

  • Personal Website
  • Brian Stelter at IMDb
  • Brian Stelter - The New York Times
  • Towson University's page about Stelter
  • Johnson, Peter. "Student energizes the news blog biz, "USA Today", July 10, 2006.
  • Bosman, Julie. "The Kid With All the News About the TV News, The New York Times, November 20, 2006, retrieved November 22, 2006.
  • Friedman, Jon. "TVNewser's Stelter is Online Journalist of the Year," "Marketwatch," December 15, 2006
  • Malone, Noreen. "What Happens When You Give TV's Biggest Fanboy His Own TV Show? The remarkable rise of Brian Stelter, The New Republic, January 22, 2014; retrieved February 13, 2014.