Two N.Y. Public Radio Hosts Accused of Inappropriate Conduct, Placed on Leave

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WNYC is investigating Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz.

New York public radio network WNYC announced on Wednesday that two of the station's most prominent hosts — Leonard Lopate and Johnathan Schwartz — have been placed on leave following allegations of inappropriate conduct.

New York Public Radio CEO Laura Walker said in a statement that the organization "takes these kinds of allegations very seriously and is reviewing these matters promptly."

"NYPR is committed to taking all appropriate steps to ensure a respectful, equitable, inclusive and harassment-free workplace for everyone," Walker added.

Lopate hosts the daily program The Leonard Lopate Show and has been with the station for more than 30 years. WNYC announced that Mary Harris will replace Lopate on an interim basis.

John Hockenberry, who formerly hosted the WNYC program The Takeaway, has recently been accused of sexual harassment.

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