Three Top Producers Were Let Go From ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Amid Toxic Work Investigation

Three producers from The Ellen DeGeneres Show were let go and will no longer be affiliated with the talk show, Variety reports.

Executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman will not be returning to the show when production kicks off again.

However, veterans Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner and Derek Westervelt will remain with the talk show.

The news was announced to staff on Monday (August 17), after reports had been made about the toxic environment and treatment of staff in the recent months.

Just last week, Mary and Andy addressed the ongoing investigation and said that the show would go on.

“They said a lot of [the claims are] true and a lot of it is not true,” a source revealed. “They said we are handling everything [and] things will be very different now. … A show that brings so much happiness and fun, it should be a happy show to work on.”

Last month, Ellen penned a letter to her staff about the situation, promising to correct the issues and be more responsible for the future.

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