Fox News has landed one of CNN's most recognizable faces.
Howard Kurtz, the host of 'Reliable Sources,' is leaving CNN to anchor a weekend program on Fox News beginning July 1. Kurtz, who recently drew some criticism for an article he wrote for the Daily Beast website about gay National Basketball Association player Jason Collins, had been expected by many to be leaving CNN.
“Howie is the most accomplished media reporter in the country," said Michael Clemente, Fox News Corps executive vice president of news. "He's also a master of social media trends, information good and bad, and a veteran political reporter. Altogether, he will add even greater depth to a very accomplished team of reporters and anchors.”
In addition to hosting a reworked (and possibly renamed) 'Fox News Watch,' Kurtz will also be serving as an on-air analyst across the Fox News schedule and writing a column for FoxNews.com. Kurtz, who joined CNN in 1998, is ready for a change but praised CNN for the chance it gave him.
“I’m excited to be bringing my independent brand of media criticism to Fox News," he said. "I want to thank CNN for giving me such a prime opportunity over the years and was tempted to continue, but the chance to create a revamped program and establish a strong online presence was too good to pass up. I hope to add a new dimension to Fox’s coverage and have some fun while diving into the passionate debates about the press and politics.”
A good move for all the parties involved?