Marcy McGinnis Resigns as Senior VP of Outreach at Al Jazeera America

fourth estate newYet another executive has left Al Jazeera America as the troubles pile up for the young network. A $15 million lawsuit was filed against the network by a former employee who alleged a hostile work environment. Then last week, two executives resigned from the network. They were Diana Lee, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, and Dawn Bridges, Executive Vice President of Communications.

Now, Marcy McGinnis has resigned as Senior Vice President of Outreach. She sent an email to staff alerting them of her departure. She said her decision came after a senior leadership meeting and a whole company meeting with AJAM CEO Ehab Al Shihabi.

May 4, 2015

Dear All:

Today I am resigning my position at Al Jazeera America. Last week, Ehab reminded us at the Senior Leadership meeting and again at the All Hands meeting that anyone who felt they could not support the decisions or direction set forth by him and the Al Jazeera Media Network would be welcome to leave. I find myself at that crossroads now and so have decided to resign.

To my colleagues who work so hard every day in the pursuit of good, pure, honest journalism, I wish you success. It was a pleasure and honor to work with you and especially to lead the top notch news gathering team. Thank you for your support and for your friendship.



About Tyler

Tyler is the chief media reporter for TKNN, with the news organization since its founding in November of 2010. He has previously served as chief political reporter and chief political anchor for TKNN.

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