Hadley Gamble out at CNBC amid Jeff Shell harass complaint

Hadley Gamble — the CNBC news anchor whose affair with NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell led to the media mogul’s shocking ouster last month — is no longer with the network, the Comcast-owned financial news outlet has announced.

A settlement between Gamble and NBCUniversal over her sex-harassment allegations against Shell was “significantly less” than $10 million — a speculative figure that recently had been circulating in media circles — but was nevertheless still “in the millions,” a source close to the situation told The Post.

“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 network spokesperson said.

“Her initiative and drive have secured valuable interviews with several world political leaders.”

“We wish her every success in her future endeavors.”

A spokesperson for Gamble declined to comment.

In her sex-harassment complaint, reportedly filed about a month before Shell’s shocking exit, 41-year-old Gamble alleged that she and Shell had an affair that began about 11 years ago.

That was after 57-year-old Shell had pressured her for sex over a period of years, according to the complaint. Gamble didn’t work for the division Shell oversaw when they met, a source told the New York Times.

Eventually, Gamble did engage in a sexual relationship with Shell “after it became clear to her that rebutting his advances would probably damage her career,” according to the complaint.

Gamble alleged that Shell continued to use his powerful position to pressure her into sex while pursuing her in London, New York and Dubai. 

A source told The Post last week that the CEO continued to send her texts. The journalist turned over those messages to the company as part of its probe. 

Hadley GambleHadley Gamble is out at CNBC, the network announced Tuesday.Hadley Gamble/Instagram

Gamble lodged the complaint after she learned her expiring contract would not be renewed, sources told The Post.

“This was a mutual and consensual relationship,” a representative for Shell told The Post. “The complaint wildly misrepresents the facts of what happened.”

Comcast said in an April 23 statement that it had “mutually agreed that Mr. Shell will depart effective immediately following the Company’s investigation led by outside counsel into a complaint of inappropriate conduct.”

In her bombshell complaint, Gamble also had alleged her immediate supervisor at the cable news network called her the “C-word,” sources told The Post.

The complaint named Patrick Allen, a former CNBC vice president and international managing editor, as the executive who allegedly directed the “C-word” slur at Gamble — and said the exchange was witnessed by two ex-staffers at the network’s international division, the sources said.

Laura Shell and Jeff ShellJeff Shell was fired as NBCUniversal CEO last month.The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images

Allen exited his role at CNBC earlier this year. He could not be reached for comment.

The complaint also accused another executive, John Casey, the London-based president and managing director of CNBC International, of overseeing a toxic work culture within the unit.

Shell’s abrupt exit proved costly for the CEO, who forfeited vested and unvested stock options with an “estimated fair value of $43.3 million as of the termination date,” according to a company filing last month.

The company said Shell “did not receive any supplemental payments or benefits in connection with his termination.”

Hadley GambleGamble’s affair with NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell led to the media mogul’s shocking ouster.Getty Images

The revelations about Gamble’s complaint followed The Post’s report last week that the CNBC International correspondent had faced an internal probe over her relationship with another powerful figure — billionaire Trump donor Tom Barrack.

Gamble has also been romantically linked to David Bonderman, the 80-year-old billionaire chairman of private equity firm TPG.

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