If you are familiar with the CNN Talk Show called Reliable Sources, then you would certainly know Brian Stelter who has served as the anchor of the show since joining the network in 2013.
The young and vibrant journalist, who is also an acclaimed author, has become a major force to be reckoned with, as far as US Journalism is concerned, after having started his career with the New York Times in 2007. He has notably brought live coverage of trending national issues, most notably Donald Trump‘s fake news epidemic. Learn more about his career path and other interesting details below.
Who is Brian Stelter of CNN?
Brian Stelter is a talented American journalist and talk show host currently associated with CNN, where is also a chief media correspondent. He joined the network in 2013 after spending the first six years of his career with the New York Times. He has since then been the host of CNN’s Reliable Sources.
Born as Brian Patrick Stelter to Mark Stelter and his wife Donna in 1985, the journalist grew up in the Damascus neighborhood of Maryland, where attended Damascus High School. Soon after his graduation, he enrolled at Towson University where he got a degree in journalism. While he was there, he served as the chief editor of Towson’s independent newspaper The Towerlight. He also created a blogging site called TVNewser which specializes on TV and cable news. He reportedly later sold the blogging site to Media Bistro.
After graduating from Towson in 2007, Brian Stelter quickly landed his first gig with The New York Times as a correspondent. With the wealth of experience he gathered while working at Towson’s media center, he did not find it difficult in finding his way in the journalism world, as he wrote on several events, rallies, and high-profile cases that were trending in the United States.
Despite being very young, Stelter’s work got the attention of mainstream networks like CNN, Fox, and NBC, among others. He agreed to join CNN in 2013 following the departure of the then fifteen-year-long Reliable Sources host, Howard Kurtz. He replaced the anchor as the permanent host of the show which has been running for over two decades, since its inception in 1992 and focuses on the analysis of American news media.
On the Sunday morning talk show, Brian Stelter has brought live coverage of several issues, including the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US Presidential Elections, the numerous American mass shootings, and the Presidency of Donald Trump, among others.
What is His Net Worth?
The outstanding journalist has made huge wealth for himself, all thanks to his extraordinary talent that caught the attention of CNN who reportedly pays him millions of dollars in salary each year. As of 2019, it is reported that Brian Stelter has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He made his wealth from his journalism career and other business endeavors.
Is He Gay?
Brian Stelter has been one of those popular journalists whose sexuality has been a thing of public interest. There have been several rumors suggesting that the young man could be gay, however, these are just speculations that have not been backed up by facts.
Being a journalist, Stelter has undoubtedly commented positively on several issues relating to the LGBTQ community. This looks to be the reason why the rumors started in the first place, however, we can tell you for a fact that he is a straight man, most especially because he is married to a member of the opposite sex and is a proud father.
Stelter got hitched to fellow television anchor Jamie Shupak, who serves as a traffic anchor for the New York-based TV station, NY1. The pair tied the knot in 2014 after a few years of dating and welcomed their first bundle of joy, a daughter, in May 2017.
Prior to his marriage, he dated Nicole Lapin, who is also a renowned TV anchor that has worked for several media houses, including CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Wendy Williams Correspondence, and The CW Network, among others. Unfortunately, their relationship lasted for a short while before the duo went their separate ways.