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NBC News executive fired for 'inappropriate conduct'

Posted at 3:12 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 15:12:50-05

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News says it has fired Matt Zimmerman, its top talent booker, for "inappropriate conduct" with more than one woman at the network.

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Zimmerman used to be in charge of arranging guests for the "Today" show but in 2014 was promoted to vice president and led the behind-the-scenes unit responsible for such bookings at all NBC News programs.

The network didn't give any details Tuesday about Zimmerman's behavior, only that he violated company policy. The network acted in response to internal complaints.

Messages sent to Zimmerman were not immediately returned Tuesday.

NBC recently fired political contributor Mark Halperin, who had been accused of sexual harassment by several women dating to when he worked at ABC News more than a decade ago.