NBC booker is lat­est head to roll

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NBC News has be­come em­broiled in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try’s on­go­ing sex­ual ha­rass­ment scan­dals. Matt Zimmerman — se­nior vice pres­i­dent of book­ing, news and en­ter­tain­ment — has been let go, Page Six con­firmed. A net­work spokesper­son said in a state­ment: “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.” Sources told Page Six that the sit­u­a­tion stemmed in part from a re­la­tion­ship with an em­ployee who worked in Zimmerman’s di­vi­sion, which was not prop­erly dis­closed. The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter re­ported that al­le­ga­tions were “brought to the at­ten­tion of hu­man re­sources re­cently.” Zimmerman was at the net­work for 13 years and a vet­eran of “Today,” who was pro­moted to head NBC News’ book­ing depart­ment. The net­work’s also been rocked by the dis­missal of NBC and MSNBC po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst Mark Halperin who was ac­cused of ha­rass­ment when he was at ABC News.

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