NBC News Booker Matt Zimmerman Fired Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

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Matt Zimmerman, a veteran of NBC News, has been fired amid allegations of inappropriate conduct with two women at the news division.  “We have recently learned that Matt Zimmerman engaged in inappropriate conduct with more than one woman at NBCU, which violated company policy. As a result he has been dismissed,” said an NBC News spokesperson in a statement.

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Sources say the allegations were brought to the attention of human resources recently. 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 policy stipulates that such relationships must be disclosed to human resources. Zimmerman, who was a senior vp at NBC News, is a veteran of the Today show and in 2014 was elevated to lead a streamlined NBC News booking department.

 

His dismissal follows that of NBC News and MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin, who was revealed to have made unwanted advances toward numerous women when he was a political director at ABC News. 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.

 

 

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