NBC has also fired Matt Lauer’s chief producer and booker, Matt Zimmerman, two weeks ago. The reports on November 14th were generally overlooked. But in light of what happened this morning with Lauer’s Firing, Zimmerman’s dismissal takes on a new light.
“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,” NBC News said in a statement.
This casts a new light on Lauer’s situation. NBC wasn’t just saying that Zimmerman was covering up Lauer’s behavior– but that he was participating in it.