CNN has brought aboard a news veteran who has covered the television business for years. The cable channel announced the hire of Bill Carter, who was briefly retired after a career with The New York Times.
Carter will join another former New York Times fixture, Brian Stelter, on CNN’s media beat.
“A widely respected veteran of the beat, Carter was with The New York Times for more than 25 years as a media writer, covering the television industry,” CNN said in a memo. “He is also the author of four books, including ‘The Late Shift,’ ‘Desperate Networks,’ and ‘The War for Late Night.’ Prior to joining The Times in 1989, Carter was the television critic for the Baltimore Sun for 14 years.”
The memo also says: “Carter will offer reporting, analysis and commentary on the top media stories across CNN’s television and digital platforms.”
Carter is due up Sunday on “Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter.”