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Jeff Shell

(Former) Board Member

Jeff Shell is chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment.

He previously served as chairman of NBC Universal International from 2011-2013 and as president of Comcast Programming Group from 2005 to 2011. Prior to joining Comcast, Shell held a number of positions, including CEO of Gemstar TV Guide International and President of the FOX Cable Networks Group.  As president of the FOX Cable Networks, he oversaw the operations of FOX’s entertainment and sports cable programming businesses. He currently serves on the board of the National Constitution Center. Shell earned a B.S. in Economics and Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Shell chairs BBG’s Advisory Committee and served as chair of the Special Committee on the Creation of a Chief Executive Officer.

He was confirmed to the board on August 1, 2013 and served as Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors on August 1, 2013 and served in that position until January 25, 2017.