Jeff Shell Out as CEO at NBCUniversal

April 23, 2023, 2:37 PM · Jeff Shell is out as head of NBCUniversal, effective immediately.

NBCUniversal parent company Comcast announced today that Shell will leave the company immediately following an investigation into a complaint of inappropriate conduct.

In the statement released by the company, Shell said, "Today is my last day as CEO of NBCUniversal. I had an inappropriate relationship with a woman in the company, which I deeply regret. I'm truly sorry I let my Comcast and NBCUniversal colleagues down, they are the most talented people in the business and the opportunity to work with them the last 19 years has been a privilege."

Shell replaced former NBCUniversal CEO (and one-time Disney executive) Steve Burke in 2020. Universal Destinations & Experiences Chairman and CEO Mark Woodbury - who oversees Universal Studios' theme parks around the world - had reported to Shell.

Comcast has not announced Shell's replacement. For now, Shell's direct reports are reporting to Comcast President Mike Cavanagh.

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Replies (6)

April 23, 2023 at 3:41 PM

Well this is definitely not the kind of news you want dropping before an earnings call on Thursday.

April 23, 2023 at 3:44 PM

This guy’s biggest accomplishment was putting Trolls 2 on VOD in April 2020.

April 23, 2023 at 4:10 PM

Lasted longer than Chapek lol

April 23, 2023 at 7:24 PM

Even at Universal your can't bang your minions.

April 25, 2023 at 7:38 AM

What is it with people who are in power and can't keep it in their pants?

April 25, 2023 at 10:52 AM

A man is basically as faithful as his options - Chris Rock

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