Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz, two longtime hosts at WNYC, have been put on leave pending investigations into allegations of inappropriate conduct. On the WNYC website, New York Public Radio CEO Laura Walker said the station “takes these kinds of allegations very seriously and is reviewing these matters promptly.” Walker added that “NYPR is committed to taking all appropriate steps to ensure a respectful, equitable, inclusive, and harassment-free workplace for everyone.”
Lopate has been a host at the station for more than 30 years. His daily, two-hour program features interviews with leading figures in the arts and entertainment world. WNYC’s Mary Harris will fill in for Lopate.
Schwartz is the host of The Jonathan Channel as well as several hours of programming on Saturday and Sunday.