On Friday, Dec. 1, New York Magazine reported that several women — including former producers, co-hosts and interns — say they experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault and bullying by former Takeaway host John Hockenberry.
The Takeaway is a co-production of WNYC and PRI, which owns this website.
The journalist who broke the story, Suki Kim, shared her personal experiences and what she learned in her reporting in an interview Monday morning. Her personal experiences date back to 2014, when she began communicating with Hockenberry to discuss her work, though the experiences of other women she spoke to go far beyond that.
Among Kim’s findings:
Rebecca Carroll, a special projects producer for WNYC, says she, too, was harassed by Hockenberry. She described a meeting, early in her time at WNYC, when Hockenberry made racially inappropriate statements.
Some other things Carroll said:
Click here for full statements from NYPR and PRI management, and click the player above to listen to the entire conversation with Suki Kim and Rebecca Carroll. This story was prepared without the approval or review of PRI’s organizational management.
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