Jeff Shell

Jeff ShellJeff 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 is the chair of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and chairs the BBG’s Advisory Committee and Special Committee on the Creation of a Chief Executive Officer. He also chairs the boards of directors for the BBG’s grantee networks.

He was confirmed as Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors on August 1, 2013.

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    On October 23, 2013, the BBG changed its committee structure.

    Advisory Committee
    The Advisory Committee members include Governor Jeff Shell (who also serves as Committee Chair), Governor Matthew Armstrong, and Governor Kenneth Weinstein.

    Special Committee on the Creation of a Chief Executive Officer
    The CEO Committee members include Governor Jeffrey Shell (who also serves as Committee Chair), Governor Matthew Armstrong and Governor Kenneth Weinstein.

    Special Committee on Internet Anti-Censorship The IAC Committee members include Governor Kenneth Weinstein (who also serves as Committee Chair), Governor Matthew Armstrong, and Governor Ryan Crocker.

    Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting
    The Shortwave Committee members included Governor Matthew Armstrong (who also serves as Committee Chair), Governor Michael Meehan, Governor Kenneth Weinstein and Governor Ryan Crocker. On August 1, 2014, the committee issued its report, To Be Where the Audience Is; The Future of Shortwave. The committee was dissolved on August 13, 2014.

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