Political analyst Gayle Trotter said we have "seen the death of" investigative journalism in 2017.
Howard Kurtz currently serves as host of Fox News Channel's (FNC) "MediaBuzz" (Sundays 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET). Based in Washington, D.C., he joined the network in July 2013 and debuted on "Special Report with Bret Baier" to discuss the media's coverage of the George Zimmerman murder trial.
Kurtz, a veteran journalist and renowned media reporter, had been the host of CNN's weekly media criticism program, "Reliable Sources," since 1998. He had also served as the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for The Daily Beast and Newsweek writing about the intersection of politics and media.
Prior to that role, Kurtz spent 29 years at The Washington Post in various capacities. He became the media reporter for the paper in 1990 and wrote the weekly Media Notes column, one of the most widely read media columns. Kurtz joined The Washington Post in 1981, after being hired by Bob Woodward, and went on to serve as a Justice Department and congressional reporter, New York bureau chief and deputy national editor before covering the media beat as a reporter, columnist and blogger.
Kurtz is the author of five books, including "Media Circus," "Reality Show" and the New York Times bestseller "Spin Cycle." A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, he also contributed to a number of magazines ranging from Vanity Fair to New York.
Kurtz has received multiple awards for his work in media, including the National Press Club Award for Media Criticism in 2006. Kurtz graduated from the University of Buffalo (SUNY) with a B.A. in English and psychology. He then attended the Columbia School of Journalism.
Stories from Howard Kurtz
Howard Kurtz said this morning that the firing of Matt Lauer by NBC News was a "preemptive move" ahead of expected reports on the "Today" show host's alleged misconduct by the New York Times and other outlets.
Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz reacted to news that the conservative publication The Washington Free Beacon paid opposition research firm Fusion GPS for information on several Republican candidates during the election.
Earlier this week on MSNBC’ host Nicolle Wallace said the people in Trump administration "do not appear to be human beings.”
"MediaBuzz" host Howard Kurtz said the situation involving President Trump's call to a Gold Star widow has turned into a "sad episode."
NBC News is facing increasing questions over why it spiked an explosive story on allegations of rape against Harvey Weinstein.
Former Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci said he warned CNN of legal action if they did not correct a defamatory story linking him to a Russian investor.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump went after MSNBC show “Morning Joe” and its hosts, former Congressman Joe Scarborough and commentator Mika Brzezinski.
MSNBC host Joy Reid criticized House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) just days after the lawmaker was critically wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice.
In the wake of the terrorist attack in London, CNN rebutted claims that it "staged" a live shot of Muslims rallying against radicalism.
Howard Kurtz joined Shannon Bream on "America's Newsroom" today to react to a disturbing photo of Kathy Griffin holding a bloodied mask of President Donald Trump.
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, is reportedly under FBI scrutiny as part of a probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.