"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Ousts 3 Top Producers Amid Toxic Workplace Probe

August 18, 2020

Three senior producers at The Ellen DeGeneres Show have been fired from the show in the wake of allegations of a toxic workplace, Variety reports. Executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman were all let go after they were previously suspended pending an investigation. DeGeneres delivered the news via videoconference Monday to the rest of the show's staff, and was reportedly emotional during the call, saying what she learned "broke her heart.” Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner and Derek Westervelt, who have been with the show since its inception in 2003, will remain as producers. Leman and Glavin have also been fired from producing for other DeGeneres shows.