National Public Radio is reviewing the Oct.20 firing of Juan Williams, a senior news analyst who made controversial comments about Muslims on Fox News, The New York Observer reported.
Following email response to the action, NPR has commissioned a review of the firing to be conducted by the Weil Firm, The New York Observer reported.
"We recommended and the Board agreed that it would be prudent to commission an independent, objective third party to review both the process by which the decision was made and the way it was implemented and communicated," NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller said in a leaked Nov. 11 memo obtained by PoynterOnline.
In the memo, Schiller avoided speculation of review findings. "It would be premature to anticipate what form their report will take," she said.
Williams' firing has drawn criticism, including from NPR's own affiliate managers, Fox News reported.