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CEO of Minnesota Public Radio's parent to step down

CEO of Minnesota Public Radio's parent to step down

The Associated Press
Created: September 23, 2020 03:00 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The president and CEO of the parent company of Minnesota Public Radio plans to step down.

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The announcement came Tuesday, the same day employees released a letter saying the company has fostered a harmful working environment for women and journalists of color.

Jon McTaggart said he will leave American Public Media Group as soon as a replacement is found. Mary Brainerd, chairwoman of the MPR and APMG Board, and McTaggart sent a letter to employees saying they're “deeply saddened by the pain felt by individuals within our organization.”

McTaggart began working at the company in 1983 and began as CEO in 2011.

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