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Severe action taken for radio host given Biden questions in advance

By Joe Kovacs


‘This is something we take very seriously’

The Philadelphia radio host for whom the White House provided questions in advance of her interview with Joe Biden has been fired.

WURD Radio made the announcement Sunday concerning broadcaster Andrea Lawful-Sanders.

“On July 3, the first post-debate interview with President Joe Biden was arranged and negotiated independently by WURD Radio host Andrea Lawful-Sanders without knowledge, consultation or collaboration with WURD management,” said Sara Lomax, the station’s president and CEO.

“The interview featured pre-determined questions provided by the White House, which violates our practice of remaining an independent media outlet accountable to our listeners. As a result, Ms. Lawful-Sanders and WURD Radio have mutually agreed to part ways, effective immediately.”

Andrea Lawful-Sanders (Video screenshot)

Andrea Lawful-Sanders

Lomax said WURD “remains an independent voice that our audience can trust will hold elected officials accountable. As Pennsylvania’s only independent black-owned talk radio station, WURD Radio has cultivated that trust with our audience over our 20-year history…


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