National Public Radio is dealing with a leadership crisis. The chairman of their board has stepped down amid sexual harassment allegations. The dam has burst on this topic and people across the board are being affected.
Chairman Steps Down As NPR Grapples With Harassment Crisis
As NPR’s Board of Directors meet in Washington, D.C., this week, the network finds itself confronted by a series of dispiriting developments: a CEO on medical leave; a chief news executive forced out over sexual harassment allegations; the sudden resignation of a board chairman; fresh complaints over inappropriate behavior by colleagues; and a network roiled by tensions over the treatment of its female workers.
On Wednesday, NPR Board Chairman Roger LaMay announced that he was stepping down at the end of his second one-year term. LaMay, who remains on the board, said he needed to devote more time to running the popular Philadelphia public radio music station WXPN, where he is general manager.
However, according to a knowledgeable source, LaMay is the subject of a complaint filed with NPR alleging past inappropriate behavior. Few additional details are currently known.
“I finished my second term and chose to not run again,” LaMay said in a statement. “I did not make this decision based on a third party story about my personal life over a decade ago. I welcome any Board Committee review.”
NPR is overwhelmingly liberal, despite the fact that they receive taxpayer funds. We might feel bad for them if they were a little more fair and balanced.