NPR Chief Editor Suspended Over Harassment Allegations

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter

National Public Radio’s (NPR) chief editor was put on leave Tuesday, after being accused of forcibly kissing two women in the 1990s.

The incidents took place during Michael Oreskes’s time as Washington bureau chief at The New York Times, according to WGNTV. Oreskes also served at The Associated Press from 2008 to 2015.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to NPR and they declined to comment as “a matter of policy,” but did issue a brief statement:

We take these kinds of allegations very seriously. If a concern is raised, we review the matter promptly and take appropriate steps as warranted to assure a safe, comfortable and productive work environment. As a matter of policy, we do not comment about personnel matters.

The alleged victims spoke on condition of anonymity, but claimed that Oreskes forced his tongue down their throat during his stint at TheNYT.

These allegations come on the heels of MSNBC severing its ties with journalist Mark Halperin, after reports surfaced that he had sexually harassed five former female coworkers during his time with ABC.

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