New York Public Radio Statement on Bob Garfield
New York Public Radio has terminated the employment of Bob Garfield, co-host of On the Media, as a result of a pattern of behavior that violated NYPR’s anti-bullying policy. This decision was made following a recent investigation conducted by an outside investigator that found that he had violated the policy.
Bob was also the subject of an investigation in 2020, which also found that he had violated the policy, and which resulted in disciplinary action, a warning about the potential consequences if the behavior continued, and a meaningful opportunity to correct it.
On the Media is an invaluable companion to listeners across the country — airing on 421 public radio stations and reaching millions of people on-air and online. Host and Managing Editor Brooke Gladstone will continue to host the show and — together with the OTM team — will deliver the rich and incisive analysis that so many rely on and look forward to each week.
We recognize Bob’s contributions to our industry and our listeners. We also affirm NYPR’s commitment to providing an inclusive and respectful environment for our employees, guests and listeners.