NBC Fires News Executive Over 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Female Employees

| NOV 14, 2017 | 11:09 PM

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NBC news executive Matt Zimmerman has been ousted for what the company called “inappropriate conduct” with female employees during his time at the network.

“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 on Tuesday. “As a result he has been dismissed.”

Since 2004, Zimmerman was in charge of booking for NBC's “Today” program. In 2014, he was promoted to an executive vice president's role.

According to the Los Angeles Times, at least one woman informed NBC's human resources department that her “career was damaged as a result of relationship [sic] with Zimmerman.”

Zimmerman's dismissal follows NBC terminating its contract with political analyst Mark Halperin amid mounting sexual harassment allegations from five women.

Halperin released a statement saying: "I apologize sincerely to the women I have mistreated.”