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2 NY public radio hosts fired after misconduct investigation

December 21, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Two longtime hosts at a New York City public radio station have been fired after a two-week investigation into accusations of inappropriate conduct.

New York Public Radio announced Thursday it has fired Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Houlihan Roussel said separate investigations overseen by outside lawyers found that each man “had violated our standards for providing an inclusive, appropriate and respectful work environment.”

Roussel said New York Public Radio is “deeply saddened to have to take these steps.”

The two hosts at public radio’s WNYC were placed on leave Dec. 6.

No contact information for either man could be found Thursday. Lopate told The New York Times earlier that he was “baffled” by his suspension. Schwartz told WNYC news this week that his suspension was “hurtful” and “outrageous.”

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