Bloomberg Radio reinstates Di Caro
Bloomberg Radio has reinstated Martin Di Caro, a part-time reporter and anchor after investigating whether he had engaged in harassing female co-workers and finding no evidence, reports Rachel Kurzius of DCist.
However, Kurzius reports multiple women at his former employer, WAMU, in Washington where he covered transportation and development.
Kurzius reports, “DCist spoke with 24 people, all women or other people of marginalized genders, who said they experienced some form of inappropriate behavior from Di Caro while working as journalists, government communications professionals, or members of the transportation advocacy community, and with additional people who witnessed the events firsthand. Many were able to provide texts, emails, and other written communication to back up their accounts.
“Leadership at WAMU, his employer from 2012 to 2017, knew about some of the alleged misconduct. It was the subject of at least two human resources investigations, one in 2014 and another in 2016, according to documents obtained by DCist. ‘Your actions and communications have caused some individuals to feel harassed, offended, insulted, and/or degraded,’ reads a confidential 2016 memo from station management to Di Caro obtained by DCist. He would continue to work at the station for another year and a half.
“Di Caro’s alleged conduct also impacted his ability to do his job: In 2014, Metro banned him from covering board meetings or otherwise entering the agency’s headquarters for five months over repeated comments about a spokesperson’s appearance and entreaties for her to go out with him.”
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