NBC News executive FIRED over sexual misconduct allegations

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Sexual harassment allegations continue to rain down, with a veteran executive at NBC News being the latest to lose his job on Tuesday.

Matt Zimmerman, vice president of booking, news and entertain, was fired by NBC Tuesday afternoon, after allegations were launched that he had committed inappropriate conduct with at least one female colleague.

Zimmerman had been with NBC since 2004, and was promoted to his most recent position in 2014, where he was responsible for scheduling guests for several shows on the network, including the “Today” show.

NBC released a statement Tuesday, saying, “We have recently learned that Matt Zimmerman engaged in inappropriate conduct with more than one woman. As a result he has been dismissed.”

At issue were multiple relationships with women who were junior to Zimmerman, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Company policies require relationships with underlings to be reported to Human Resources, which Zimmerman reportedly failed to do in at least one case.  Details of the allegations launched against him were not described.

Just weeks earlier, NBC had fired political contributor Mark Halperin after he also was hit with sexual harassment allegations which reportedly occurred while he worked at ABC News.

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