Brian Stelter is leaving CNN as the network's reliable sources have been canceled

Brian Stelter is leaving CNN as the network's reliable sources have been canceled ...

Two long-time CNN staples are set to leave the network: The cabler has canceled its Sunday morning seriesReliable Sources, and its host Brian Stelter will leave CNN following the axing.

Stelter said in a statement to NPR on Thursday that it was a rare honor to lead a weekly show focused on the press at a time when it has never been more important.

Stelter was hired by the New York Times as the world's top media reporter. He leaves CNN as an excellent broadcaster and has added Amy Entelis, CNN's executive vice president for talent and content development. We are proud of what Brian and his team accomplished over the years, and we're confident that their impact and impact will last a lifetime.

Stelter has been with CNN since 2013, when he was chosen to take over as Reliable Sources' anchor and serve as the networks' chief media correspondent. Prior to that, he worked as a media reporter for the New York Times for six years, making a name for himself in the media industry via his cable news-centric blog TVNewser.

Reliable Sources, one of CNN's longest-running programs, began in 1993 and was anchored by Howard Kurtz, who was then succeeded in 2013 by Stelter.