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Howard Kurtz (Howard Alan Kurtz) was born on 1 August, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, United States, is a Journalist, author. Discover Howard Kurtz’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 69 years old?

Popular As Howard Alan Kurtz
Occupation Journalist, author
Age 69 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 1 August 1953
Birthday 1 August
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York, United States
Nationality United States

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Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press, And The War Over The Truth, which was released in January 2018, discusses Donald Trump’s ongoing fights with the news media during the first year of his presidency. The book argues that the media unfairly treated President Trump. According to a review by Jonathan Chait in New York Magazine, “To Kurtz… the “massive imbalance” between Trump’s coverage and coverage of other presidents can only be explained by media bias. He treats this premise as definitionally true — not defending it outright, but simply building his case as though no other explanation could even theoretically exist. And so the strange mission of his book is to analyze the hostile relationship between Trump and the mainstream news media without in any way acknowledging that Trump lies on a historic scale, or has in any other way departed from the historic norms of presidential behavior.”


Kurtz is the host of Fox News’s Media Buzz program, the successor to Fox News Watch. He is the former media writer for The Washington Post and the former Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast. He has written five books about the media. Kurtz left CNN and joined Fox News in 2013.

In October 2010, Kurtz announced he was moving to the online publication The Daily Beast. He served as the Washington bureau chief for the website, writing on media and politics until 2013. His salary at The Daily Beast was reported to be $600,000 a year. On May 2, 2013, the site’s editor-in-chief Tina Brown announced that Kurtz and The Daily Beast had “parted company”. It occurred in the aftermath of a controversy in which Kurtz incorrectly accused NBA player Jason Collins of failing to acknowledge a former heterosexual engagement when he came out as a homosexual, but Kurtz stated the parting was mutual and “in the works for some time”. Sources inside the Daily Beast newsroom have stated that Kurtz’s departure became inevitable once he began writing for and promoting a lesser-known media website called Daily Download. Brown later said on Twitter she fired Kurtz for “serial inaccuracy”.

On June 20, 2013, Kurtz left CNN to join Fox News Channel to host a weekend media program and write a column for Kurtz’s Media Buzz replaced the Fox News Watch program hosted by Jon Scott.

KURTZ: I think the argument that I’ve heard Olbermann make in the past about Fox News – it’s not an argument that I embrace – is that, because it poses as a news organization and puts out dangerous misinformation is a cheerleader for the Bush administration, that it’s misinforming our society. But you know what? They’re entitled to do that.


Kurtz has received criticism for his apparent support of syndicated radio host Don Imus. Former Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly has called out Kurtz for criticizing Fox News. The network covered a story about the United States Justice Department regarding its prosecution of members of the New Black Panther Party for accusations of voter intimidation during the 2008 United States Presidential Election. O’Reilly criticized network news media outlets, particularly Bob Schieffer of the CBS News talk show Face the Nation, for not asking Attorney General Eric Holder about the story. When Kurtz discussed the topic on Reliable Sources, he mentioned that Fox News was “pushing” the story. O’Reilly criticized Kurtz’s description that Fox pushed the story and said that Kurtz’s newspaper, The Washington Post, had its own ombudsman Andrew Alexander say that it regretted not pursuing the story earlier due to newsworthiness.

Kurtz’s 2008 Reliable Sources interview of Kimberly Dozier, a CBS reporter wounded in Iraq, was criticized by several members of the media because Kurtz’s wife had been paid as a publicist for Dozier’s memoir. During the interview, Kurtz praised Dozier and read passages of her book.


Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War, (2007, ISBN 0-7432-9982-5) chronicles the struggles at TV networks ABC, NBC and CBS to enhance the stature, credibility and audience draw of their anchors of the evening network news programs. The book’s focus is on ABC’s Charles Gibson, CBS’s Katie Couric and NBC’s Brian Williams.


Kurtz married Sheri Annis in May 2003. Annis, a media consultant and political commentator, served as campaign spokesperson for Republican California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and has worked on various conservative political initiatives, including California’s Proposition 227 and Proposition 209.


The Fortune Tellers: Inside Wall Street’s Game of Money, Media and Manipulation (2000, ISBN 0-684-86879-2) addresses the growing public fascination with stock market trading as fueled by cable television shows and internet sites providing platforms to pundits, stock touts, and brokerage firm stock analysts. The potential for manipulation of the media and the public by stock market insiders is discussed.


From 1998 until 2013, Kurtz served as host of the weekly CNN program Reliable Sources, a cable television program that explores the standards, performance and biases of the media. Kurtz led the scrutinizing of the media’s fairness and objectivity by questioning journalists of top news organizations, including those at CNN. The show premiered in 1992 when it originated as a one-hour special to discuss the media’s coverage of the Persian Gulf War.

Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton Propaganda Machine (1998, ISBN 0-684-85231-4) describes various techniques used by the Clinton White House to put spin the controversies and scandals surrounding the Clintons and to refocus the attention of the media on topics other than non-issues focused on by the media.


Hot Air: All Talk, All the Time (1997, ISBN 0-8129-2624-2) describes failings of the talk-show and political talk-show format even as it had been rapidly proliferating on television and radio. Some problems he identifies include superficiality, lies, hysteria, lack of preparation, sensationalism, and conflicts of interest.


Media Circus: The Trouble with America’s Newspapers (1993, ISBN 0-8129-2022-8)) identifies problems afflicting U.S. newspapers and offers suggestions. Among issues identified are timid leadership, a spreading tabloid approach to news with a growing focus on celebrities and personal scandal, poor coverage of racial issues and the Persian Gulf war, increasing bureaucracy and a pasteurization of the news.


After college, Kurtz went to work for the Record in New Jersey. He moved to Washington D.C. to work as a reporter for syndicated columnist Jack Anderson. Kurtz left Anderson to join the Washington Star, an afternoon paper. When the newspaper closed in 1981, Kurtz was hired at The Washington Post by Bob Woodward, then the Metro editor. Kurtz has also written for The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, and New York magazine.

Kurtz joined the staff of The Washington Post in 1981 and left in 2010 (29 years). He served there as a national affairs correspondent, New York bureau chief and deputy national editor. Kurtz covered the news media between 1990-2010 for The Washington Post.


Kurtz was born to a Jewish family in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, the son of Marcia, a homemaker, and Leonard Kurtz, a clothing executive. He is a 1970 graduate of Sheepshead Bay High School and the University at Buffalo (SUNY). In college he worked on a student newspaper, the Spectrum, becoming the editor his senior year. Kurtz earned a B. A. (psychology and English) in 1974. He then attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


Howard Alan Kurtz (/k ɜːr t s / ; born August 1, 1953) is an American journalist and author best known for his coverage of the media.