NBC News has fired Senior Vice President, Booking, News & Entertainment Matt Zimmerman after he “engaged in inappropriate conduct with more than one woman” on the community.
Zimmerman is extensively identified to be one among “Today” co-host Matt Lauer’s closest associates and confidants on the community. He labored for years as Lauer’s private booker, and expanded his remit to supervise all of NBC News’ visitor bookings as Lauer’s energy grew within the group.
“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,” an NBC News spokesperson informed Fox News.
“We have recently learned that Matt Zimmerman engaged in inappropriate conduct with more than one woman at NBCU”
Zimmerman’s dismissal comes as NBC has confronted embarrassment and a barrage of criticism for spiking an explosive expose on sexual misconduct by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The New York Times would ultimately break the story, which led to a barrage of excessive profile males being accused of sexual harassment.
NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, who’s believed to have overseen Zimmerman, has come beneath explicit fireplace and calls to resign for spiking the Weinstein story.
Citing an “insider,” TVNewser reported girl “nervously” got here ahead with accusations in opposition to Zimmerman.
Zimmerman was an NBC lifer, having been with NBC News he graduated in 2004 from Wake Forest University, in keeping with his LinkedIn web page.
He didn’t reply to a number of requests for remark.