NBC News Fires Senior VP Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

By Chris Ariens 

Matt Zimmerman, a 13-year veteran NBC News producer, has been let go following an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment.

“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.

Zimmerman has been with NBC News since 2004, working mostly on guest bookings for the Today show and overseeing the unit since 2012. In 2014 he was named an NBC News SVP of a consolidated guest booking unit.

The women came forward, and did so nervously, an insider tells TVNewser, accusing Zimmerman of improper behavior. Another source says Zimmerman had consensual relationships with the women, but because he was senior management, and didn’t tell HR, he violated company policy.