Saturday, April 20, 2024

Media Alert: Brian Stelter, “Reliable Sources” Staff OUT at CNN, Condolences to NBC’s Richard Engel


CNN’s Brian Stelter has confirmed after many reports that he’s out at CNN, his show, “Reliable Sources,” has been cancelled. Other reports say the whole staff has been let go.

CNN’s new leader Chris Licht, and new owner David Zaslav, are determined to overhaul the network. This is a sure sign that they’re on their way. Stelter was a workhorse who was completely devoted to the network and his show. But low ratings are not going to be tolerated at the revamped news network.

Stelter will turn up somewhere good. He’s too smart and talented not to…

At NBC condolences to super foreign correspondent Richard Engel. He and his wife, Mary, have announced the death of their six year old son, Henry, from neurological disorder RETT Syndrome. Engel wrote on Twitter: “Our beloved son Henry passed away.  He had the softest blue eyes, an easy smile and a contagious giggle.  We always surrounded him with love and he returned it, and so much more.  Mary and Richard.”

We’re very sorry for their loss.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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