NEW YORK (AP) — Media watchdog Howard Kurtz, host of CNN's “Reliable Sources” for 15 years, said last week that he's jumping to Fox News Channel.
Kurtz will host another Sunday morning media criticism show to replace the current “Fox News Watch.” He'll also appear as an on-air analyst across the network during the week and write a column for the network's website on social media news and industry trends.
His jump comes less than two months after Kurtz was interviewed on his own show to apologize for and explain a series of mistakes he had made in a story about basketball player Jason Collins, who had announced he was gay. Kurtz said the incident did not play a role in his exit from CNN.
“The folks at CNN have been nothing but gracious to me during my 15 years of hosting 'Reliable Sources,' but this is a chance to create a new franchise and play a larger role,” he said.
Michael Clemente, Fox's executive vice president of news, called Kurtz “the most accomplished media reporter in the country.”
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