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

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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. “Jeff’s thinking is: ‘How can I make big changes?'” one former NBCU exec told TheWrap. “Whenever they let him, he’ll do it.” Shell wasted no time shaking up the company’s status quo. He’s had a lot to contend with during his brief tenure as CEO, from both inside his own company and the business at large, which has been rocked by the coronavirus pandemic and a self-reckoning over systemic racism. Shell himself contracted the disease earlier this year. Also Read: Paul Telegdy Out as NBC Entertainment Chairman Amid Shakeup of NBCU TV and Streaming Operations Andy Lack, Jeff Shell and Paul Telegdy (Getty Images) Thursday’s realignment was...

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