Glenn Thrush to return to NYT D.C. bureau Tuesday


Former New York Times White House correspondent Glenn Thrush on Tuesday will return to the newspaper after a two-month suspension following sexual harassment accusations to cover “the social safety net in the age of Trump,” according to the newspaper.

“Glenn Thrush will be back in the bureau on Tuesday, Jan. 30,” a spokesperson for the paper told The Hill. “His new beat will be the social safety net in the age of Trump, particularly HUD [the Department of Housing and Urban Development] and HHS [the Department of Health and Human Services].”

The former Politico reporter was hired by the Times shortly after the 2016 election.


Thrush, 50, was suspended as the Times investigated allegations of sexual misconduct by four women as young as 23, including claims of groping and kissing.

“The behavior attributed to Glenn in this Vox story is very concerning and not in keeping with the standards and values of The New York Times,” said Eileen Murphy, the newspaper’s senior vice president of communications, in a statement on Nov. 20, 2017.

“We intend to fully investigate and while we do, Glenn will be suspended. We support his decision to enter a substance abuse program. In the meantime, we will not be commenting further.”

Thrush apologized in November to “any woman who felt uncomfortable in my presence, and for any situation where I behaved inappropriately.”

He also indicated he had started outpatient treatment for an alcohol-abuse problem.

“I am working hard to repair the damage I have done,” he said in a statement on Nov 21. 

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