NBC News executive ousted over 'inappropriate conduct' with female employees

NBC News Axes Senior Exec Over Allegations Of Misconduct

NBC News Axes Senior Exec Over Allegations Of Misconduct

"We have recently learned that Matt Zimmerman engaged in inappropriate conduct with more than one woman", an NBC spokesperson said in a statement to the Daily News.

News fired Matt Zimmerman, senior vice president of booking for news and entertainment, on Tuesday following an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.

"We have recently learned that Matt Zimmerman engaged in inappropriate conduct with more than one woman at NBC Universal, which violated company policy".

At least one woman told the company's human resources department that her career was damaged as a result of relationship with Zimmerman, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to comment publicly and requested anonymity. Since 2014, Zimmerman has been in charge of guest bookings on the "Today" show and other network shows.

Earlier this month, NBC News cut ties with political analyst Mark Halperin after CNN reported that he allegedly sexually harassed women during his 10-year tenure as political director of ABC News from 1997 to 2007.

In the six weeks since the disturbing revelations about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment disclosures have swept through multiple industries and government offices.

NBC executive Matt Zimmerman was sacked Tuesday afternoon.

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News.

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