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The New York Times reports that Bob Garfield, longtime host of the WNYC podcast On the Media was fired for violating an anti-bullying policy according to New York Public Radio. A Spokeswoman said, “he had been disciplined and warned after an investigation in 2020.”
Garfield defended his behavior as “yelling” and says that “the full story will emerge.”
This follows investigations into workplace culture at New York Public Radio and WNYC that found that bullying and harassment were not reported to management for fear of reprisal.
Bob Garfield was the co-host of On the Media in podcast and radio form for 20 years along with Brooke Gladstone.
In the interest of fair reporting, your writer Joshua Dudley interviewed him in 2017.