Posted: 09 Sep 2013 Print Send a link
New York Times, 9 Spet 2013, Brooks Barnes: "Jeff Shell, an NBCUniversal television executive, will soon take over day-to-day operations at Universal Studios, according to three people briefed on the development. Ron Meyer, who has been the movie and theme park company’s president for 18 years, is expected to move up the ladder at NBCUniversal. An announcement could come as soon as Monday, according to these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because Universal was still completing the executive changes. A Universal Studios spokeswoman did not respond to a query. ... Although Mr. Shell is not widely known in the film industry, he is well-liked and respected among television executives and small-screen creative powers. Before he ran Comcast’s networks, which include E! and Style, Mr. Shell was chief executive of TV Guide International. And before that he helped oversee Fox Sports, FX and the National Geographic Channel." -- Unmentioned in this piece is that Mr. Shell is the recently appointed chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.