WNYC places two hosts on leave for allegations of inappropriate conduct

Leonard Lopate has interviewed guests ranging from Barack Obama to John Updike. Credit Rob Kim  WireImage via

Leonard Lopate has interviewed guests ranging from Barack Obama to John Updike. Credit Rob Kim WireImage via

Leonard Lopate, a 30-year public radio veteran, was placed on leave Wednesday as WNYC investigates misconduct claims against him.

Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz, two longtime hosts at WNYC, have been put on leave pending investigations into allegations of inappropriate conduct. New York Public Radio takes these kinds of allegations very seriously and is reviewing these matters promptly, said Laura Walker, Chief Executive Officer.

The station did not detail the accusations against the pair.

The announcement comes days after John Hockenberry, the former host of WNYC's "The Takeaway", was hit with harassment complaints. He hosts a 2-hour public affairs program each weekday morning, interviewing prominent local and national figures in culture and politics.

Jonathan Schwartz is the host of The Jonathan Channel as well as several hours of programming on Saturday and Sunday.

The Lopate and Schwartz actions followed a bombshell report published Friday in New York Magazine that said Hockenberry sexually harassed and and bullied colleagues for years before he retired, seemingly out of the blue, in August.

Author Suki Kim said Hockenberry peppered her with odd and suggestive emails and made unwanted sexual advances toward three other women. Her own story, she wrote, "started in December 2014, when I was a guest on his show to discuss my book Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite". When his contract was not renewed last June with no explanation, she wrote, she grew suspicious. "I have no excuses".

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