Former New York Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald did not inform his editor at The Times that he suffered from memory loss.
“Kurt never told me that he suffers from memory loss, and to the best of my knowledge he didn’t tell any editor here,” wrote Times business editor Larry Ingrassia–who oversaw Mr. Eichenwald’s controversial child pornograpahy story–in an email to The Observer.
Mr. Eichenwald revealed in an interview today with NPR that he has long-term memory loss due to a battle with epilepsy.
Mr. Eichenwald did inform Portfolio editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman that he has memory disruptions, but only in one of their final conversations together, two sources said. He later resigned from the glossy magazine.