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NBC News fires exec after sexual harassment investigation

NBC News fires exec after sexual harassment investigation
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NBC News said Tuesday that an executive was fired following a network investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him made by several women.

Matt Zimmerman, who had been with the network since 2004, was senior vice president of a consolidated guest booking unit that was formed in April 2014.

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“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 said in a statement.

TVNewser.com, an online publication with a focus on broadcast news media, reports that several women came forward "and did so nervously," according to an insider at the network.

Zimmerman had reported to former NBC News chief Deborah Turness for about three years before she was replaced by current network news head Noah Oppenheim in February. He had been primarily responsible for booking guests for the biggest revenue generator at the network, "Today," on weekday mornings.

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.