NBC News executive fired amid harassment allegations

Angelo Anderson
November 14, 2017

News of the firing comes just weeks after NBC dismissed political contributor Mark Halperin amid allegations that he sexually harassed several women while at ABC News.

"We have recently learned that Matt Zimmerman engaged in inappropriate conduct with more than one woman at [parent company NBCUniversal], which violated company policy. Accordingly he has been expelled", said a NBC News representative in an announcement.

Sources say the allegations were brought to the attention of human resources recently.


Matt Zimmerman, the executive in charge of booking for NBC News, has been fired for what the company called "inappropriate conduct" with female employees at the network. NBC News strategy stipulates that such connections must be uncovered to HR.

Zimmerman worked at NBC for 13 years and served as the senior vice president of booking, news and entertainment since 2014, a role that would have put him in a position of power within the newsroom, according to TVNewser.

In the a month and a half since the irritating disclosures about disrespected motion picture big shot Harvey Weinstein, lewd behavior exposures have cleared through different enterprises and government workplaces. Kevin Spacey was stripped of a movie and dropped from upcoming projects. Meanwhile, the TV news business, like the entertainment industry, also is bracing for more disclosures as social media has given victims a platform and companies adopt a zero-tolerance stance toward misconduct.

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