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Dec 12, 2017

The New Yorker sacks Scaramucci journo … the revolving door … Gawker’s revival …

The New Yorker has fired its Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza -- whose article on Anthony Scaramucci saw the Trump adviser resign -- over what they say is improper sexual conduct.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

New Yorker sacks journo. The New Yorker journalist best known for his devastating interview with Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci has been sacked by the news magazine for what it says was improper sexual conduct. Ryan Lizza has said the allegations arise from what had been a respectful relationship, and that he hasn't broken any of The New Yorker's company policies. The victim -- who hasn't been named -- issued a statement through her lawyers contradicting Lizza's response. CNN has also said Lizza, who is also one of their paid contributors, will not be used on air until they've investigated the claims. Lizza's report of a call from Scaramucci ended up with the newly appointed White House communications director resigning before he barely started the job.

The revolving door. Four Corners has added a roster of heavy-hitters to its staff for next year. Joining the ABC's flagship investigative news program in 2018: Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill, 7.30 reporter (and recipient of this year's Walkley Award for her book Cardinal) Louise Milligan, The Sydney Morning Herald's state political editor Sean Nicholls and producer Lesley Robinson.

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