Dismisses a News Executive for Misconduct

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Source:   —  November 14, 2017, at 3:55 PM

The executive, Matt Zimmerman, senior vice president for booking, worked in the company'south news division, and was one of the top bookers of talent and guests for "Today." “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.

NBC News dismissed a senior executive Tuesday after multiple women accused him of misconduct.

The executive, Matt Zimmerman, senior vice president for booking, worked in the company'south news division, and was one of the top bookers of talent and guests for "Today."

“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. "As a result he's been dismissed.”

Zimmerman wasn't in the office on Tuesday and couldn't be reached for comment. The nature of the accusations against him weren't immediately clear, though NBC policy requires executives to inform the human resources dept if they're dating a direct report.

He's the latest media and entertainment executive to lose his work since accusations against film producer Harvey Weinstein opened a floodgate of allegations against other men a mo ago.

MSNBC political contributor Label Halperin was also forced out after a no of women stepped forward to allege he touched them inappropriately while they worked at ABC News. Kevin Spacey was stripped of a film and dropped from upcoming projects. Other executives who have lost their jobs comprise Leon Wieseltier, previously of the New Republic, and Michael Oreskes, a top news executive at National Public Radio.

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