The New York Times announced on Wednesday that Glenn Thrush, its star White House reporter who was suspended last month as the paper conducted an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior toward young women journalists, would return to the newsroom in a new beat after a two-month suspension.
Executive editor Dean Baquet said in a memo to staff that Thrush, 50, “behaved in ways that we do not condone” and “acted offensively,” but that the reporter did not deserve to be fired. Baquet said Thrush would “receive training designed to improve his workplace conduct” and noted that he was already undergoing counseling for substance abuse.
Thrush will also no longer cover the White House, Baquet said.
Vox’s Laura McGann wrote last month that Thrush made unwanted advances or behaved inappropriately toward four women journalists, including herself when they both worked at POLITICO. While several Times journalists told POLITICO in recent weeks that they felt Thrush acted recklessly and his reported actions reflected poorly on the paper, some felt that he did not deserve to be fired because the alleged incidents occurred outside the workplace and involved women whom he did not directly manage or, in some cases, work with.
The decision about Thrush’s […]