Media Buzz
GenreNews media
Presented byHoward Kurtz
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons10
Production locationWashington, D.C.
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Original release
NetworkFox News Channel
ReleaseSeptember 7, 2013 (2013-09-07) –

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]

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]


Frequent panelists

The show leads off every week with its 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 bySunday Morning Futures w/ Maria Bartiromo Media Buzz 11:00 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET Succeeded byFox News Live