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CNBC Anchor Who Filed Complaint Against NBCU CEO Leaves the Network

CNBC anchor Hadley Gamble, whose yearslong affair with NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell eventually culminated in a sex discrimination complaint and Shell’s ouster, has departed the financial news channel.

The New York Times first reported Gamble’s ouster. She will receive a multi-million dollar settlement, according to Axios.

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

Gamble’s exit comes just over two weeks after Shell abruptly left the company after his affair was revealed. Since the April 23 exit, multiple outlets reported that Gamble filed the complaint after the network informed her it would not be renewing her contract. The investigation into her accusations is still ongoing.

In the complaint, Gamble alleged a culture of sexism and toxicity throughout the CNBC executive ranks. She claimed an executive, reportedly then-CNBC vice president Patrick Allen, called her a misogynistic expletive in front of two of her colleagues, while another claimed she has a behavioral problem and bullied journalists, according to The New York Times.

It was the bullying accusation, made by CNBC International president John Casey, that was cited in the network’s decision not to renew her contract, Gamble claimed. She argued that a male colleague would not face a similar reason.

Her relationship with Shell was similarly forced upon her, she claimed. Gamble said Shell pursued her sexually for years, barraging her with texts and emails. Gamble claimed she eventually began a sexual relationship after she feared her career would suffer without it.