Brian Stelter is a media reporter for The New York Times. Mr. Stelter covers television and digital media and is a lead contributor to the Media Decoder blog. He joined The Times in 2007 as a Business Day reporter covering media.
Mr. Stelter graduated in 2007 with a B.A. degree in mass communication from Towson University, where he was editor of the student newspaper, The Towerlight, for two years. While a student, he launched a media industry blog, CableNewser.com, in 2004. The blog, later renamed TVNewser.com, was purchased by Mediabistro.com later that year. Mr. Stelter continued as editor through 2007.
Mr. Stelter grew up in Damascus, Md., and now lives in New York City.