NBC booker is latest head to roll
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.