Glenn Thrush Biography
Glenn Thrush is an American journalist, pundit, and author. He is a reporter for The New York Times, formerly a White House correspondent.
He is also a contributor for MSNBC and was previously chief political correspondent at Politico and a senior staff writer for Politico Magazine.
In November 2017, The New York Times announced that the newspaper was suspending Thrush while the paper investigated allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior reported in Vox.
The paper determined that Thrush would be suspended until January 2018, when he would return to work but in a different position than his prior White House beat.
Glenn Thrush Age
Glenn was born on April 6, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He is 55 years old as of 2023.
In November 2017, Vox published an article containing the accounts of four female journalists who said that Thrush engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior toward them outside the workplace environment.
The incidents recounted in the Vox story about Thrush involve four women over a five-year period, and the women alleged Thrush groped and kissed them against their will. One woman alleged Thrush engaged in office gossip about her following an unwanted kiss.
In a statement published on his Facebook page, Thrush disputed gossiping about the woman. After the publication of the article, The New York Times suspended Thrush, who issued a statement that read in part: “Over the past several years, I have responded to a succession of personal and health crises by drinking heavily. During that period, I have done things that I am ashamed of, actions that have brought great hurt to my family and friends.
I have not taken a drink since June 15, 2017, have resumed counseling and will soon begin outpatient treatment for alcoholism. I am working hard to repair the damage I have done.” The Times issued a statement saying, “We support his decision to enter a substance-abuse program.”
On December 20, 2017, the New York Times reported after an investigation that Thrush was permanently removed from covering the White House and will remain suspended until late January 2018.
The Times has specified Thrush will be reassigned to a beat about the “social safety net in the age of Trump, particularly HUD and HHS.”It’s been noted Thrush was moved to a subject that greatly affects women and that covering the social safety net is considered a “punishment” or demotion to covering the White House.
He was also required to undergo unspecified “training designed to improve his workplace conduct,” according to a statement by Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet.
The behavioral inquiry interviewed 30 people from inside and outside of the newspaper in Washington and New York and was led by an internal attorney Charlotte Behrendt.
Carolyn Ryan, an assistant managing editor at the Times, said of the inquiry, “The people who worked most closely with Glenn in the Bureau—men, women, young, old—were supportive of him and did believe that he could contribute and hadn’t seen the kind of behavior that had been described.”
Glenn Thrush Politico
The New York Times said it is suspending White House correspondent Glenn Thrush while it investigates allegations in a new report from Vox that he made unwanted sexual advances toward young women, including colleagues from his time working for POLITICO.
Three women, including the piece’s author, Laura McGann, a former editor at POLITICO, alleged forms of unwanted contact or kissing by Thrush, while a fourth described an encounter that she said was consensual but nonetheless left her feeling shaken because of Thrush’s powerful position at POLITICO at the time. Vox reported that the incidents, which occurred in the last five years, all involved women in their 20s
Three of the incidents occurred while Thrush was a reporter at POLITICO; the fourth occurred after a going-away party for a POLITICO staffer that Thrush attended, though he had started working at the New York Times earlier in the year.
While Thrush got attention in September for taking a break from Twitter, where he has more than 350,000 followers, the Times reporter continued to have a platform beyond the paper as an MSNBC contributor.
McGann said there was no human resources office at the time, so she reported her concerns to a colleague and a senior editor. Thrush disputed McGann’s account, including her assertions that he spread unflattering rumors about it around the POLITICO newsroom.
Glenn Thrush Podesta
Podesta e-mail hack
Thrush was criticized from the conservative National Review and the left-leaning The Intercept after an email released by Wikileaks showed Thrush sending John Podesta portions of a draft article that dealt with Podesta, asking that he fact-check those portions.
He also wrote, “No worries Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u. Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this Tell me if I fucked up anything.”
Podesta did not ask for any changes, writing back “no problems here”. It is common that reporters send drafts of articles to subjects prior to publication, asking the subjects to comment and verify the accuracy.
Thrush replied on Twitter that “checking if a portion of a story that pertained to him was accurate… I DO THIS WITH EVERYBODY.”
Politico’s vice president of communications, Brad Dayspring, said that “Glenn is one of the top political reporters in the country, in no small part because he understands that it is his job to get inside information, not appear perfect when someone illegally hacks email… I can speak with firsthand knowledge and experience that Glenn checks the validity of often complex reporting with everybody, on both sides of the aisle.”