Newsweek fires editors, reporters after stories on publication financial issues

The Hill –Newsweek has fired its editor-in-chief, executive news director and two senior writers after publishing reports regarding financial challenges at the publication and an investigation by the Manhattan district attorney’s office into Newsweek’s parent company.

Editor-in-chief Bob Roe, executive news director Ken Li and senior reporters Josh Saul and Celeste Katz were all fired on Monday and staffers were told to go home for the day, a source close to Newsweek’s newsroom confirmed to The Hill in an email.

The news comes in the wake of recent upheaval at the publication.

Last Thursday, Newsweek Media Group co-owner and CEO Etienne Uzac and his wife, Marion Kim, both resigned. Kim served as head of finance for the media group.

Newsweek, which was founded in 1933, also was raided by the Manhattan D.A.’s office in January.



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