Tag: Appointments and Executive Changes

Falwell Taking Leave From Liberty University Amid Photo Uproar

Jerry Falwell Jr., one of President Trump’s most prominent and controversial evangelical supporters, will take an indefinite leave of absence from his role as president and chancellor of Liberty University, the board of trustees announced on Friday. The news comes days after Mr. Falwell posted, and then deleted, a photograph on Instagram of him posing […]

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How Russia Findings Divided Trump and Intelligence Agencies

A little more than a year ago, American intelligence agencies drafted a classified document reporting that the Russian government favored President Trump in the 2020 presidential election, a finding that fit with their consensus that the Kremlin tried to help him in 2016. The director of national intelligence was asked to modify the assessment — […]

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Three Top Executives Are Out at WarnerMedia, HBO’s Parent Company

In a sudden restructuring at one of Hollywood’s biggest companies, three top executives have left WarnerMedia, the AT&T division that houses HBO and the streaming service HBO Max, the company announced on Friday. Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment, is out after little more than a year on the job. Kevin Reilly, WarnerMedia’s chief […]

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With Old Allies Turning Against Her, Birx Presses On Against the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — As Dr. Deborah L. Birx was taking heat from both President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week, the Democratic governor of Kentucky spoke up in her defense. Dr. Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, had visited his state in late July, after he issued a statewide mask order and was contemplating […]

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NBCUniversal Pushes Out Chairman of NBC Entertainment

NBCUniversal, the media giant owned by cable operator Comcast, has pushed out the chairman of NBC Entertainment amid a pending investigation into claims of workplace harassment. The company said Thursday that Paul Telegdy, the head of NBC’s entertainment group, would be leaving the company. Mr. Telegdy, a longtime television executive, is about to be investigated […]

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Another Inspector General Resigns, Raising Questions About Pompeo

WASHINGTON — The State Department’s acting watchdog has resigned his post less than three months after replacing the previous inspector general, whom President Trump fired in May, the department said Wednesday. The departure of Stephen J. Akard came as Congress continued to look into the firing of his predecessor, Steve A. Linick, who was pursuing investigations […]

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N.Y.C. Health Commissioner Resigns After Clashes With Mayor Over Virus

New York City’s health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, resigned on Tuesday in protest over her “deep disappointment” with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent efforts to keep it in check. Her departure came after escalating tensions between City Hall and top Health Department officials, which began at the start of […]

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Trump Appointee With History of Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Remarks Leaves Aid Agency

WASHINGTON — A Trump administration appointee whose anti-L.G.B.T.Q. comments had spurred calls for her removal has left the United States Agency for International Development, an agency spokeswoman said on Monday. The appointee, Merritt Corrigan, had drawn scrutiny shortly after becoming the agency’s deputy White House liaison this year because of her previous statements that America […]

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Trump Dismisses 2 T.V.A. Board Members After Outsourcing Dispute

WASHINGTON — President Trump abruptly announced on Monday the firing of two members of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s board of directors and demanded that the electric utility’s chief executive reverse what he said was a decision to outsource workers to other countries. The president’s announcement came during a White House meeting in which he signed […]

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Trump Pick for Pentagon Post Sidesteps Senate Ire for Different Defense Job

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s choice to fill the Pentagon’s top policy job withdrew his name from consideration on Sunday after senators from both parties voiced opposition to the official’s nomination, largely because of his history of inflammatory comments. But in an end run around the skeptical senators, the Trump administration appointed the official, Anthony J. […]

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Kayleigh McEnany Heckles the Press. Is That All?

WASHINGTON — For the first half of his term, President Trump treated the White House press briefing as must-see television. From his small dining room off the Oval Office, he kept close watch over his first two press secretaries as they battled with journalists, defended his performance and often tried to rewrite history. Kayleigh McEnany, […]

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Report Income of at Least $36 Million in 2019

Three years into their new careers as White House officials, Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter, and her husband, Jared Kushner, reported income of at least $36 million in 2019, according to financial disclosure reports made public on Friday. The couple’s investments, mostly in real estate, were worth at least $204 million and as much […]

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Why Barr’s Pick for Brooklyn Prosecutor Faces Scrutiny From All Sides

When Attorney General William P. Barr announced a new top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn this month, it was a promotion for one of his closest advisers in Washington. His choice, Seth D. DuCharme, was not a purely political appointee. Mr. DuCharme spent most of his career in Brooklyn prosecuting terrorists and violent gangs, earning a […]

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Did Hearst’s Culture Kill Hearst’s Biggest Magazine Story?

One evening in August 2018, Maximillian Potter, then a writer for Esquire magazine, was sitting in a restaurant in California’s inland empire, trying to persuade a man in his 30s to share his memories of rape and abuse at the hands of powerful men in Hollywood in the late 1990s. Mr. Potter ordered a glass […]

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Hearst Magazines Names Interim Head to Replace Troy Young

Hearst named a top operational executive as the interim president of its magazine group Friday, a day after the Hearst Magazines president, Troy Young, resigned following allegations of workplace misconduct. Debi Chirichella, who has served as the magazine group’s chief financial officer since 2011, will take over a business unit that includes prominent titles like […]

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Its Top Curator Gone, SFMOMA Reviews Its Record on Race

SAN FRANCISCO — The meeting was about safety protocols in the time of coronavirus. There was talk of masks, sanitizers and Plexiglas barriers. But that is not what people will remember about the all-staff Zoom call at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday, July 7. In its waning moments, during a Q. […]

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Hearst Employees Say Magazine Boss Led Toxic Culture

For decades Hearst magazines have advised American women on how they should conduct themselves in the home (Good Housekeeping, Redbook), in society (Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country) and in the bedroom (Cosmopolitan). This is the company whose stars have included Oprah Winfrey, the head of O: The Oprah Magazine, which Hearst has helped run since […]

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The New York Times Co. Names Meredith Kopit Levien as Chief Executive

The New York Times Company on Wednesday named Meredith Kopit Levien, the news organization’s chief operating officer, as its next president and chief executive, making her the youngest person ever to lead its executive ranks. Ms. Levien, 49, will succeed Mark Thompson, the chief executive since 2012, on Sept. 8. Ms. Levien also will serve […]

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Tapestry C.E.O. ‘Compelled to Resign’ After Misconduct Allegation

Jide Zeitlin, the chief executive of Tapestry and one of only four Black chief executives in the Fortune 500, resigned on Tuesday. The unexpected move came after the company’s board was made aware of a misconduct allegation involving Mr. Zeitlin and hired a law firm to investigate, according to a person familiar with the situation […]

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Shelton Clears Senate Committee, Moving Trump’s Pick Closer to Fed Board

WASHINGTON — Judy Shelton, an unorthodox economist with close ties to the Trump White House, cleared the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday in a vote that split along party lines, putting her one Senate floor vote away from a seat on the Federal Reserve Board. Ms. Shelton moved forward along with Christopher Waller, who is […]

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ABC Executive Barbara Fedida Out Over ‘Racially Insensitive’ Remarks

The Walt Disney Company said in an internal memo on Monday that it had cut ties with a top ABC News executive after an investigation backed complaints that she had made racist remarks in the workplace. The executive, Barbara Fedida, 52, had worked at ABC for most of her roughly two-decade career, save for a […]

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Stay Safe, Justice Ginsburg

HOUSTON — The only word to describe life here right now is this: hell. The pandemic is raging, the economy is shuddering and the energy city’s lifeblood, oil, while rebounding from a terrifying negative $37 a barrel in April, is still in the not-pretty $40 range. The state leadership is, at best, useless. Temperatures are […]

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Son of Esther Salas Is Killed: Possible Suspect Is Identified in Case

Federal authorities are investigating whether a lawyer whose body was found in Liberty, N.Y., was the gunman who shot into the New Jersey home of a federal judge, killing her son and wounding her husband, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the matter. New York State Police found the man’s body on Monday […]

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Son of Federal Judge Esther Salas Is Killed by Gunman in Their New Jersey Home

Federal and local authorities were carrying out an intense search on Monday for the gunman who fired multiple times into the New Jersey home of a federal judge, killing her son and wounding her husband. Investigators were canvassing the neighborhood, looking for witnesses and surveillance video, according to law enforcement officials. The authorities believe that […]

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Trump’s Hot-Button Fed Pick Faces Senate Committee Vote This Week

WASHINGTON — Judy Shelton, an unorthodox economist who was an adviser to President Trump’s 2016 campaign, could move one step closer to a seat on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors this week. While her fate is far from guaranteed, the Senate Banking Committee is expected to approve Ms. Shelton’s nomination on Tuesday, putting her […]

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In Publishing, ‘Everything Is Up for Change’

Getting to the top in book publishing has traditionally been a plodding and prolonged climb — and once you got there, you didn’t leave. Knopf has had four publishers in its 105 year history. Farrar, Straus and Giroux has only been run by two people since John C. Farrar, Roger W. Straus and Robert Giroux. […]

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Bari Weiss Resigns From New York Times Opinion Post

Bari Weiss, a writer and editor for the opinion department of The New York Times, has resigned from the paper, citing “bullying by colleagues” and an “illiberal environment.” In a nearly 1,500-word letter addressed to A. G. Sulzberger, the publisher, Ms. Weiss offered a deep critique of Times employees and company leadership, describing a “hostile […]

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These Are the Deutsche Bank Executives Responsible for Serving Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein, the sex criminal and financier, didn’t act alone. Now we know in vivid detail who some of his financial enablers were: executives and bankers at Deutsche Bank. Last week the New York Department of Financial Services laid bare at least some of the financial underpinnings of Mr. Epstein’s sophisticated enterprise. Deutsche Bank agreed […]

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Trump Appointee Might Not Extend Visas for Foreign Journalists at V.O.A.

WASHINGTON — As many as 100 foreign citizens working in the United States as journalists for the Voice of America, a government-funded news outlet, might not have their visas extended once they expire, according to people familiar with the planning. Michael Pack, the new chief executive for the U.S. Agency for Global Media, has indicated […]

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