Jeff Shell is out as CEO of NBCUniversal, following a misconduct investigation involving an “inappropriate relationship” with a woman in the company.
“Today is my last day as CEO of NBCUniversal,” Shell said in a statement obtained by our sister site Deadline. “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, who is married, assumed the role of CEO on Jan. 1, 2020, taking over for Steve Burke. Prior to serving as CEO, Shell was NBCUniversal’s chairman of film and entertainment.
No official information about a potential replacement for Shell has been announced, as the company is “dealing with this in real-time,” but a source tells The Hollywood Reporter that Comcast president Mike Cavanaugh will likely take on additional responsibilities, at least temporarily.
NBCUniversal, which was formally acquired by Comcast in 2013, oversees a staggering portfolio of TV-related assets across broadcast (NBC, NBC News, NBC Sports, etc.); cable (Bravo, Telemundo, CNBC, MSNBC, etc.); streaming (Peacock); and beyond.
Old guys always learn the hard way. Not sure there’s another group alove in the US who is so clueless about how to behave appropriately or professionally.
this will be an interesting upfront will Lopez vs Lopez survive to this ? because if you look at his work for NBC you can see that every year all the sitcoms were renewed for a second season and the real question was about the third or fourth season (Young Rock Kenan Mr Mayor American Auto Grand Crew and Night Court) while Kenan Mr and Mr Mayor didn’t get a third season
I don’t understand how these older men don’t realise those younger women are just using them as stepping stones. And the women….advance the honorable way. It’s difficult as a woman in this patriarchal society, I get that. That “casting couch” leaves a bad taste all around.
I don’t understand why you think the women are always at fault when they get in a relationship with their boss – the person that controls their employment.
Maybe you should look into why you think so poorly of other women, Diane.
That’s correct, the old guys often control the woman’s employment. My point was: why would a young woman be with them otherwise? My response wasn’t against women, though it could have appeared that way re: casting couch. It’s easier for women to report harassment now and have something done about it.
That’s a lot of words to tell us you are all about upholding the patriarchy.
And I LOVE that younger women reject your type of internalized misogyny!
If you’re right and young women are just using them as stepping stones, they 100 percent know and choose to ignore that they’re “being used”.
Comment like this is why people doesn’t like feminism.
Only in America! Get in love, get fired and media judges you! What a horrible world we live in.