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Tom Brokaw. Photo: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Former NBC News correspondent Linda Vester has accused former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw of unwanted sexual advances, according to an exclusive video from Variety.

Why it matters: NBC was hit by the #MeToo movement when "Today Show" co-host Matt Lauer was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. Vester says she was "groped and assaulted" by Brokaw, a legendary name in news.

"Much of my work for NBC was going to war zones, and being in positions of real danger...and had some transient PTSD. But it was not a fraction of the PTSD I have suffered from this, and it's really important that employers get that, and NBC gets that."
— Vester

The details: Per Variety, Vester alleges that Brokaw "physically tried to force her to kiss him on two seperate occasions, groper her...and showed up at her hotel room uninvited," and says that she was "deeply traumatized."

  • Brokaw denied the allegations, Variety reported, saying that he met with her "on two occasions," and the meetings "were brief, cordial and appropriate."
  • The Washington Post reports that another woman alleges that Brokaw "acted inappropriately toward her" in the 1990s.

Go deeper: Watch Vester's full account at Variety.

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Biden to nominate Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary

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President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to nominate former Fed Chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury Secretary, four people familiar with the matter tell Axios.

Why it matters: Yellen, 74, will bring instant economic celebrity to Biden’s team and, if confirmed, she will not only be the first female Treasury Secretary but also the first person to have the held all three economic power positions in the federal government: the chair of Council of Economic Advisers, the chair of Federal Reserve and the Treasury Secretary.

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AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford on Monday reported promising efficacy data for their COVID-19 vaccine, which has less stringent storage requirements than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and may be distributed earlier in developing countries.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the state of vaccine and therapeutics manufacturing with Bob Nelsen, a successful biotech investor who on Monday launched Resilience, a giant new pharma production platform that he believes will prepare America for its next major health challenges.

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Unpacking Joe Biden's decision to tap John Kerry as his climate envoy

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President-elect Joe Biden is naming former Secretary of State John Kerry as a special presidential envoy for climate change.

Why it matters: The transition team's announcement sought to show that it will be an influential role, noting that Kerry — a former Massachusetts senator and the Democrats' 2004 presidential nominee — will be on the National Security Council.