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In recent months, news outlets have fired, suspended, or asked for resignations from staff as they investigate complaints about behavior in the workplace. Below, see a roundup of the recent firings, suspensions and resignations, broken down by news outlet, for a variety of allegations ranging from inappropriate comments to sexual misconduct. Click the links to read more about specific cases.

CBS

  • fired Charlie Rose after allegations of sexual misconduct

NBC

  • fired Matt Lauer after sexual misconduct allegations
  • fired Mark Halperin after sexual harassment claims

MSNBC

  • fired Mark Halperin after sexual harassment claims

CNN

  • fired senior producer Teddy Davis after allegations of inappropriate behavior

PBS

  • suspended Tavis Smiley over “pattern of multiple relationships with subordinates over many years, and other conduct inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS.”
  • ended contract with Charlie Rose after allegations of sexual misconduct

The New Yorker

  • fired Ryan Lizza after allegation of “improper sexual conduct”

New York Times

  • suspended Glenn Thrush for two months after allegations of unwanted sexual advances

NPR

  • ousted chief news editor David Sweeney after three sexual harassment allegations
  • ousted head of news Michael Oreskes

WNYC

  • suspended, then fired, Leonard Lopate over allegations “of inappropriate behavior” and “inappropriate remarks”
  • suspended, then fired, Jonathan Schwartz over “multiple complaints of inappropriate behavior”

WBUR

  • suspended Tom Ashbrook after allegations of “tirades, name calling and belittling critiques,” “‘creepy’ sex talk, hugs and back or neck rubs”

Minnesota Public Radio

  • fired Garrison Keillor after allegations of “inappropriate behavior”

ESPN

  • suspended Donovan McNabb after he was named in a sexual misconduct lawsuit
  • suspended Eric Davis  after he was named in a sexual misconduct lawsuit

NFL Network

  • suspended Marshall Faulk after he was named in a sexual misconduct lawsuit
  • suspended Ike Taylor after he was named in a sexual misconduct lawsuit
  • suspended Heath Evans after he was named in a sexual misconduct lawsuit

Vice Media

  • fired three unnamed employees related to allegations including “verbal and sexual harassment”
  • suspended two executives, Andrew Creighton and Mike Germano, after allegations of sexual harassment

Detroit Free Press

  • fired Stephen Henderson after allegations of “inappropriate behavior.”

BuzzFeed

  • fired Adrian Carrasquillo over an “inappropriate message” which he said was a “crass & sexist attempt at a joke”

 

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