Jeff Shell is an American media executive who served as the CEO for NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast, from 2019 to 2023.
Jeff Shell started his career in 2001 as the president of FOX Cable Network Group. Later, he became the president of Comcast Programming Group.
In January 2020, he succeeded Steve Burke as the CEO of NBCUniversal and reported directly to Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts.
In 2008, Shell endorsed Barack Obama for the Pennsylvania primary and was named as the chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors by President Obama.
In May 2020, it was reported that Shell was considering replacing CNBC‘s current primetime offerings of business reality shows with right-wing talk shows to appeal to conservative viewers.
On April 23, 2023, Shell and Comcast mutually agreed that Shell would depart the company immediately following a Comcast investigation led by outside counsel related to a complaint of inappropriate conduct. Shell stated that this related to an “inappropriate relationship with a woman in the company.”
Jeff Shell Wife: Who is Laura Fay Shell?
Jeff Shell is married to Laura Fay Shell, who previously worked for Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky as his planning deputy until 2005.