UPDATED: NPR “looking into” show host Lisa Simeone’s role as spokeswoman for Occupy Washington

UPDATED: NPR had no role in Lisa Simeone’s firing (and is “in conversation” with the station—WDAV—that axed her)

In Baltimore back in the late 80s/early 90s, I did a weekly radio show with Lisa on WJHU-FM, the NPR affiliate, commenting on politics and culture, and doing evening call-in shows during the Gulf War, Hill/Thomas hearings and other crises.

She’s a brave, outspoken person—too brave and too outspoken, maybe, for NPR.


NPR looking into show host Lisa Simeone’s role with Occupy Washington group
‘We take this issue very seriously,’ spokeswoman for public radio tells Baltimore Sun
By David Zurawik The Baltimore Sun
10:07 p.m. EDT, October 19, 2011

National Public radio says it is looking into the role that Baltimore resident Lisa Simeone is playing as a spokeswoman for October 2011, one of the Occupy D.C. groups encamped at Freedom Plaza in Washington.

A profile on National Public Radio’s “People at NPR” web page describes Simeone as host of the nationally syndicated “World of Opera” and “Spoleto Chamber Music 2010.” She also hosts the documentary series “Soundprint,” according to that production’s website.

Simeone formerly worked at the NPR news programs “All Things Considered” and “Weekend Edition.”

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