New Yorker Fires Reporter Ryan Lizza for Sexual Misconduct

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
December 11, 2017US News
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New Yorker Fires Reporter Ryan Lizza for Sexual Misconduct
Ryan Lizza attends The 2009 New Yorker Festival: The Political Scene at City Winery in New York City on Oct. 17, 2009. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New Yorker)

NEW YORK—The New Yorker magazine says it has cut ties with its well-known political reporter Ryan Lizza for alleged sexual misconduct.

A New Yorker spokeswoman said Monday that the magazine recently learned Lizza had “engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct.” A CNN spokeswoman says Lizza will not appear on the cable news network, where he is a contributor, while it looks into the matter.

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(L-R) Hendrik Hertzberg and Ryan Lizza attend The 2009 New Yorker Festival: The Political Scene at City Winery in New York City on Oct. 17, 2009. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New Yorker)

Lizza says in an emailed statement that the magazine’s decision was a “terrible mistake” and that he is “dismayed” that it was characterizing a “respectful relationship with a woman I dated as somehow inappropriate.”

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