Friday, April 12, 2024

More Today Show Shock: Matt Lauer’s Chief Producer and Booker, Matt Zimmerman, Fired Two Weeks Ago


matt-zimmerman-1.jpeg.256x256_q100_crop-smartNBC 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.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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