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Biz journalist leaves National Journal after inappropriate remark

November 30, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

Ben Smith of Politico reports that business journalist Ed Andrews left the National Journal after making an inappropriate sexual remark to a colleague, and he has an e-mail that Andrews sent out to friends confirming the incident.

Smith writes, “Sources familiar with the situation told POLITICO that Andrews – best known for writing a book about his misadventures during the subprime mortgage crisis — was let go for a sexually inappropriate comment he allegedly made to a younger female staff member. The sources said he was escorted out of the National Journal’s offices.

“National Journal communications director Taylor West confirmed last week that Andrews was no longer at NJ; she declined to comment further.

“Asked to explain his departure from the Journal that day, Andrews emailed, ‘I have had a wonderful run at National Journal, but we simply had disagreements and decided to part ways.’ He did not respond to a question about the details of the incident.”

Read more here, including the e-mail that Andrews sent about the remark.

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