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NBC-Universal CEO Jeff Shell is on his way out. …

Following allegations of an “inappropriate relationship” with an employee, and an ensuing investigation, Shell tendered his resignation—stepping down as CEO.

Shell will be leaving the media giant effective immediately, as per this press release from Comcast:

Some were surprised by the recent developments, while others made it a point to note that NBC has a history of these events:

According to NBC News:

Comcast did not specify in a statement how Shell violated company policy. Shell said in a statement that he had “an inappropriate relationship with a woman in the company.”

As CEO, Shell oversaw a sprawling portfolio of entertainment and news assets that includes the Universal Pictures film studio, NBC News and MSNBC, the cable channels Bravo and E! and other well-known brands.

Reuters adds:

Comcast said the investigation into the complaint against Shell was led by outside counsel. It did not provide other details.

In 2020, NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer left the company after disclosing a settlement with a woman with whom he had a consensual affair years ago.

Shell joins other high-profile executives who have lost their jobs in recent years over accusations of improper conduct or sexual harassment.


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