CNBC on Tuesday said it was parting ways with Hadley Gamble, an anchor and senior correspondent who accused the former chief executive of NBCUniversal, the network’s parent division, of sexual harassment.
In a brief and effusive statement, CNBC called Ms. Gamble, who worked for more than a decade at the business news network, “a distinguished journalist” who had developed “deep experience in the Middle East and beyond.”
“Her initiative and drive have secured valuable interviews with several world political leaders. We wish her every success in her future endeavors,” the statement said.
CNBC and Ms. Gamble reached an agreement for her to leave the company, according to a person familiar with knowledge of the decision. The person declined to provide details.
In late March, Ms. Gamble lodged a complaint that accused Jeff Shell, the former chief executive of NBCUniversal, of sexual harassment. It also raised allegations of bullying and discrimination at CNBC. The complaint, which ran more than a dozen pages, also named managers at CNBC’s international division.
That complaint kicked off an investigation that led to Mr. Shell’s firing last month, sending reverberations across NBCUniversal’s sprawling global enterprise. Michael Cavanagh, Comcast’s president, has stepped in to oversee NBCUniversal.
Ms. Gamble did not respond to a request for comment.
Mr. Shell has said that Ms. Gamble’s complaint “wildly misrepresents the facts of what happened.”
Mr. Shell’s abrupt dismissal placed CNBC at the center of its own dramatic corporate story. An enormously profitable global enterprise with bureaus in financial capitals including London and Dubai, CNBC is navigating many of the same challenges as other cable channels, as viewers abandon traditional TV for streaming services.
The network is trying to offset that decline, in part, by growing subscription products, such as its CNBC Pro service and the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer.
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