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NPR news chief resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

NPR news chief Mike Oreskes. Photo: Chuck Zoeller / AP

NPR News Chief Michael Oreskes announced Wednesday that he is resigning amid allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. NPR initially placed Oreskes on leave yesterday after The Washington Post reported that two women accused him of abruptly kissing them while working with him at the New York Times.

His statement: "I am deeply sorry to the people I hurt. My behavior was wrong and inexcusable, and I accept full responsibility," Oreskes said in an internal memo obtained by CNN.