NBC News Axes Senior Exec Over Allegations Of Misconduct

NBC News Axes Senior Exec Over Allegations Of Misconduct

A NBC spokesperson released a statement about Zimmerman.

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

Matt Zimmerman, vice president of booking, news and entertainment, was booted from the network Tuesday afternoon.

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.

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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.

Zimmerman was with NBC News for 13 years and joined as a booker back in 2004, booking guests for the "Today Show".

Public sexual harassment and assault allegations have received increased attention after more than 60 women came forward to accuse movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of harassment and assault.

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.

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