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CNN entertainment writer Lowry is departing

July 10, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Brian Lowry

Veteran entertainment industry reporter Brian Lowry is departing CNN, reports Brian Steinberg of Variety.

Steinberg writes, “Lowry holds deep knowledge of the television and studio business and an ability to discuss it with both wit and concision, qualities that have buoyed him over a long career also spent at Variety and The Los Angeles Times. In recent weeks, he has reviewed both the newest season of ‘The Bear’ and the Pixar film ‘Inside Out 2’; written an obituary for actor Donald Sutherland; and offered new insight into the latest front in the the industry’s so-called ‘streaming wars’ — a new turn toward the same type of bundling that benefitted cable.

“When he first joined CNN, Lowry was part of a team of contributors working on the outlet’s influential ‘Reliable Sources’ newsletter, a popular daily round-up and analysis of developments in the media space. In recent years, CNN has reduced the newsletter’s frequency and pared back the number of staffers working on it.

“Lowry also has been a contributor to National Public Radio and, and was a co-host of TV Guide Network’s ‘Square Off,’ a weekly talk program about the television business. He also has written two authorized companion guides to the Fox series ‘The X-Files.'”

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