How Jeff Shell Shook Up NBCUniversal in Just 7 Months – and He’s Not Done Yet

“He knows the current status quo is not the plan,” one insider tells TheWrap

In just seven months and amid an unrelenting pandemic, newly minted NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell has smashed the walls between the company’s broadcast and cable operations, tossed out rotten apples and positioned the Comcast-owned media giant for whatever awaits on the other side of the global health crisis.

On Thursday, he did a few of those things rolled into one: He ousted NBC Entertainment chief Paul Telegdy while beginning a wide-scale restructure of the TV business. And he’s still not finished putting his stamp on the company since taking over for Steve Burke.

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Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

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Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman, is the founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of TheWrap. She is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, and was a Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times. Twitter: @sharonwaxman