NPR’s Top Editor Facing Multiple Sexual-Harassment Allegations

Two women have come forward in recent weeks with sexual-harassment allegations against Michael Oreskes, a top editor at NPR. The women filed complaints claiming that Oreskes, a senior vice-president of news and editorial director at the public broadcasting organization, made unwanted physical contact with them while he was the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times. The complaints allege that Oreskes suddenly kissed them and stuck his tongue in their mouths while they were speaking to him about the possibility of working at the Times. Neither woman was hired. Oreskes worked at the Associated Press before his job at the Times. Later Tuesday, NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik reported that Oreskes was placed on leave.