David Westin

After NBC ousts Mark Halperin over sexual harassment claims, TV news executives wonder who is next

After NBC ousts Mark Halperin over sexual harassment claims, TV news executives wonder who is next

The swift downfall of political journalist Mark Halperin has the TV news business bracing for more revelations of sexual harassment.

Halperin’s contract with NBC News was terminated Monday, several days after allegations that he sexually harassed a dozen women during his tenure at ABC News from 1997 to 2007.

The incidents first reported by CNN on Wednesday have also cost Halperin deals with Showtime and Penguin Press, which was set to publish his next “Game Change” book on the 2016 presidential campaign, and HBO, which had planned a miniseries based on the tome.

The reports about Halperin follow the blockbuster allegations against former Weinstein Co. Co-Chairman...

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