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Comcast to settle harassment claim brought by CNBC reporter

The claim filed by CNBC's Hadley Gamble led to the firing of NBC Universal CEO Jeffrey Shell last month.

The claim filed by CNBC's Hadley Gamble led to the firing of NBC Universal CEO Jeffrey Shell last month.

Comcast’s NBC Universal is working to settle a harassment claim brought by Hadley Gamble, an international correspondent for its business network CNBC, which led to the departure of a high-level executive last month.

News of the impending settlement was first reported Tuesday morning by financial publication Axios, which cited unnamed sources familiar with the matter. Axios put the settlement’s valuation in the millions of dollars, and will include Gamble leaving CNBC.

“Gamble has been a distinguished journalist for more than a decade for CNBC, undertaking highly visible and challenging assignments, and developing deep expertise in the Middle East and beyond,” a CNBC spokesperson said Tuesday, confirming Gamble’s departure. “Her initiative and drive have secured valuable interviews with several world political leaders. We wish her every success in her future endeavors.”

Comcast has yet to comment on the settlement, but it is widely expected to resolve harassment claims made by Gamble against former NBC Universal CEO Jeffrey Shell, who was fired last month after an internal probe substantiated some of Gamble’s claims.

Gadley filed a complaint with Comcast’s human resources department in March, which included allegations that other executives engaged in rampant bullying, sexism and discrimination at CNBC.

Comcast’s settlement with Gamble is expected to resolve all of her claims.

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