Ellen DeGeneres Show: Popular Host in Trouble? Under Investigation

‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Producers Address Staff as Misconduct Investigation Continues

Ellen DeGeneres

As “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” winds down its summer hiatus, producers are addressing with staff accounts of workplace misconduct on the popular daytime talk series, which are currently being investigated by WarnerMedia.

As the number of allegations increase, questions are raised as to how DeGeneres’ lucrative talker and carefully crafted public persona will be affected.

There’s no doubt that the probe will have an impact on her screen image and show’s popularity.

Senior creatives and producers are back at work this week, with the 140 or so personnel at “Ellen” gradually returning in stages after the break. The investigation is still ongoing.

Series producer Telepictures and distributor Warner Bros. TV informed staff that WarnerMedia’s employee relations group and a third-party firm would interview current and former staffers about their on-set experiences.