Suspended Star N.Y. Times Reporter Won't Be Fired
Glenn Thrush, also an MSNBC contributor, has been on ice while the newspaper investigated misconduct allegations lodged against him one month ago.
The New York Times on Wednesday announced that high-profile political reporter Glenn Thrush will remain employed by the company, following the completion of an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct against him.
"We have completed our investigation into Glenn Thrush’s behavior, which included dozens of interviews with people both inside and outside the newsroom," editor Dean Baquet said. "We found that Glenn has behaved in ways that we do not condone."
Thrush was suspended on Nov. 20, following the publication of an article on Vox.com that contained allegations of non-consensual touching and inappropriate conduct, primarily while he worked for Politico.
Baquet said that Thrush will be removed from the newspaper's White House team. "He will receive training designed to improve his workplace conduct," he said. "In addition, Glenn is undergoing counseling and substance abuse rehabilitation on his own. We will reinstate him as a reporter on a new beat upon his return."
Thrush is scheduled to return to the paper in one month. His new beat has not yet been announced.
MSNBC, where Thrush has been a contributor, has said it would wait for the Times to complete its investigation before deciding on his fate. The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to the network regarding that decision. Thrush also has a book deal, with colleague Maggie Haberman, that remains up in the air.