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Brian Stelter
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Stelter in 2019
Brian Patrick Stelter

(1985-09-03) September 3, 1985 (age 35)
EducationTowson University (BA)
Jamie Shupak
(m. 2014)

Brian Patrick Stelter (born September 3, 1985) is an American political commentator 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 the editor of TVNewser.

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 dated CNBC anchor Nicole Lapin in 2011.[8] He stated he had to inform his editor of the relationship, and he agreed not to cover CNBC while they were dating.[9]

On February 22, 2014, he married Jamie Shupak.[10] She is a traffic anchor for NY1.[11][12] Stelter was raised Methodist, and is non-religious.[13] The couple married in a Jewish ceremony, and plan to raise their children in Shupak's Jewish faith.[13] On May 21, 2017, their daughter was born.[14] They have a son who was born in August 2019.[15] They live in the Lincoln Square neighborhood on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.[16]


See also


  1. ^ BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ and senior media correspondent, Politico; September 3, 2018; accessed July 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Jamie Shupak, Brian Stelter, nytimes.com; accessed August 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Susan Singer-Bart (June 9, 2010). "Damascus High grads: Farewell, for now". Gazette.net. Archived from the original on April 19, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Stelter, Brian (13 January 2019). "How a Cable News Blog Turned Into a Top Source for the Highs and Lows of Broadcast Media". AdWeek. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  5. ^ Sklar, Rachel (28 March 2008). "Stelter To New York Times, Leaves TVNewser Behind". HuffPost. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  6. ^ "CNN Names Brian Stelter Host of Reliable Sources and Senior Media Correspondent". cnnpressroom.com (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. ^ "NYT Media Reporter Is Dating CNBC Anchor". Gawker. Archived from the original on July 18, 2015.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ A Hashtag on a Jewish Wedding Kippah, jewishtechs.com; accessed August 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "A (Valentine's) Day In The Life: Jamie Shupak, NY1 Traffic Anchor And Dating Columnist", businessinsider.com, February 16, 2012.
  12. ^ "Getting Around Town With Jamie Shupak: One Year Later, Diary of a Newly Single Woman, Part II Jamie Shupak" by Jamie Shupak, complex.com, September 22, 2011
  13. ^ a b Jamie Shupak, "Planning an Interfaith Wedding Ceremony: How One Bride Did It", brides.com, February 19, 2014.
  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 (8 August 2019). "Brian and Jamie Stelter welcome second child, son named Story Moon". Page Six. New York Post. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  16. ^ Schulz, Dana (January 16, 2018). "My 700sqft: News anchors Jamie and Brian Stelter open up their 'sunny' Lincoln Square home". 6sqft.