Media Buzz (stylized #mediabuzz) is an hour-long news media criticism program hosted by Howard Kurtz.[1] The show airs live on Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM and generally discusses politics and pop culture issues from a moderate perspective.[2]

Media Buzz
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GenreNews media
Presented byHoward Kurtz
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons9
Production locationWashington, D.C.
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Original networkFox News Channel
Picture formatHDTV 720p
Original releaseSeptember 7, 2013 (2013-09-07) –

The show replaces the similarly themed Fox News Watch, the last edition of which aired on August 31, 2013. Media Buzz aired in competition with CNN's Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter which also started in 2013. Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter was cancelled in August 2022.[3][4] Media Buzz surpassed one million viewers in late 2013.[5][6]


  • Howard Kurtz: (2013–present) Kurtz, who is the founding host of the show, joined the network in 2013 after departing CNN where he served as host of the now canceled Reliable Sources from 1998 until he was replaced by Brian Stelter. He serves as Fox News' Chief Media Analyst in addition to hosting the weekly show. Kurtz is also the author of five books, including "Media Circus," "Reality Show" and the New York Times bestseller "Spin Cycle."

Frequent PanelistsEdit

The show leads off every week with it's signature "Spin Cycle" segment where two or three panelists of diverse backgrounds debate the political issues of the week. Below are frequent panelists of the segment.


  1. ^ Weprin, Alex (October 11, 2013). "Ratings: Five Weeks Of 'Reliable Sources' And 'MediaBuzz'". MediaBistro. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "MediaBuzz". Fox News. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  3. ^ "MediaBuzz". Fox News.
  4. ^ Frank Pallotta (18 August 2022). "CNN is ending 'Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter'". CNN. Retrieved 2022-08-19.
  5. ^ Steinberg, Brian (November 19, 2013). "Howard Kurtz Cracks 1M Viewers On Fox News MediaBuzz". Variety.
  6. ^ Flint, Joe (November 12, 2013). "CNN's 'Reliable Sources' overtaken by Fox News' 'Media Buzz'". Los Angeles Times.
Preceded by
Sunday Morning Futures w/ Maria Bartiromo
Media Buzz
11:00 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET
Succeeded by

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