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NBC News Senior VP Fired After Allegations of Sexual Harassment

14 November 2017, 11:52 | Elsie Buchanan

NBC fires senior executive, who was Matt Lauer's booker, for 'inappropriate conduct' with women

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"We have recently learned that Matt Zimmerman engaged in inappropriate conduct with more than one woman at NBCU, which violated company policy", the company said in a statement, referring to NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC.

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.

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A NBC spokesperson released a statement about Zimmerman.

Sources say the claims were conveyed to the consideration of HR as of late. At issue were multiple relationships with women who were junior to Zimmerman, and in at least one case, a direct report, said one source. NBC News strategy stipulates that such connections must be uncovered to HR.

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Zimmerman's dismissal comes as NBC has faced embarrassment and a barrage of criticism for spiking an explosive expose on sexual misconduct by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The executive, Matt Zimmerman, senior vice president for booking, worked in the company's news division, and was one of the top bookers of talent and guests for "Today". In recent weeks, former New Republic editor Leon Wieseltier and political journalist Mark Halperin have been axed following allegations against them. In the mean time, the TV news business, similar to media outlets, likewise is supporting for more exposures as online networking has given casualties a stage and organizations receive a zero-resistance position toward wrongdoing.

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