NBC News’ Critics Step Up Pressure to Investigate Andy Lack and Noah Oppenheim

The network’s news division is under intense scrutiny following the release of Ronan Farrow’s new book

Critics from across the media landscape are calling for NBC News bosses Noah Oppenheim and Andy Lack to be independently investigated over accusations that they muzzled Ronan Farrow’s story on Harvey Weinstein, while failing to address misconduct by their own employee, Matt Lauer.

“The question is open to whether they put dollars ahead of decency, about whether they were more interested in protecting their star anchor than they were in protecting the women of the company,” said Megyn Kelly, a former NBC host, in an interview on Fox News this week. “There needs to be an outside investigation into this company. They investigated themselves. That doesn’t work.”

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J. Clara Chan

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Lindsey Ellefson

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