NBC Fires News Executive Over 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Female Employees

NBC Fires News Executive Over 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Female Employees

Zimmerman used to be in charge of arranging guests for the Today show but in 2014 was promoted to vice president and led the behind-the-scenes unit responsible for such bookings at all NBC News programs. "Accordingly he has been expelled", said a NBC News representative in an announcement.

News on Tuesday fired Senior Vice President Matt Zimmerman following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

Zimmerman's ouster comes just weeks after NBC News fired senior political analyst Mark Halperin following allegations made by several woman concerning his conduct while he was with ABC in the 1990s.

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". Journalist Emily Miller claimed on Twitter that Halperin "attacked" her and Halperin was dropped by his Game Change publisher as well as HBO, which had optioned his upcoming campaign 2016 book with writing partner John Heilemann. A wave of sexual harassment allegations have recently been lobbed against celebrities, politicians and news personalities, starting with the shocking claims against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein last month.

NBC executive Matt Zimmerman was sacked Tuesday afternoon. And a growing list of actors, including Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K., have been brought low by revelations about their conduct over decades in the industry. NBC News strategy stipulates that such connections must be uncovered to HR.

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