The Ouster of Jeff Shell as NBCUniversal CEO – Have Powerful Men Learned Nothing?

NBCUniversal will survive just fine, but Shell is just the latest mogul to find his career at an abrupt end: #MeToo

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(left to right) Jeff Zucker, Kevin Tsujihara, Les Moonves, Jeff Shell, Ron Meyer and Harvey Weinstein (Getty Images)

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Sharon Waxman On the Business of Entertainment

The founder and editor of TheWrap’s take on life on the left coast, high culture, low culture and the business of entertainment and media. Waxman writes frequently on the inside doings of Hollywood, and is is also the author of two books, Rebels on the Back Lot and Loot

Another day, another mogul. This time it is Jeff Shell, the seemingly straight-arrow CEO of NBCUniversal, who was abruptly fired on Sunday over an affair with a subordinate. He apologized that he had let “my colleagues down,” but barely had time to tell his wife and family, much less his team, before he was out the door.