‘I Had An Inappropriate Relationship’: NBC Common CEO Steps Down After Investigation

NBC Common CEO Jeff Shell is leaving his place efficient instantly following an investigation right into a grievance of inappropriate conduct, dad or mum firm Comcast introduced Sunday.

Shell had overseen NBC Common’s information and leisure portfolio, sports activities manufacturing, theme parks and streaming operation. He labored on the firm in varied government roles for practically 20 years. (RELATED: NBC Retracts Story About Migrant Minor Who Turned Out To Be An Grownup)

“At this time is my final day as CEO of NBCUniversal. I had an inappropriate relationship with a girl within the firm, which I deeply remorse,” Shell stated in an announcement. “I’m actually sorry I let my Comcast and NBCUniversal colleagues down, they’re probably the most proficient folks within the enterprise and the chance to work with them the final 19 years has been a privilege.”

Comcast opened an investigation into Shell quickly after an worker filed a grievance in opposition to Shell, the Wall Road Journal reported, citing folks conversant in the matter. His senior group will report back to Comcast President Mike Cavanagh and no alternative has been named.

“We’re dissatisfied to share this information with you. We constructed this firm on a tradition of integrity. Nothing is extra vital than how we deal with one another. It’s best to rely in your leaders to create a secure and respectful office. When our ideas and insurance policies are violated, we’ll all the time transfer rapidly to take applicable motion, as we now have executed right here,” Cavanagh and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts stated in an announcement, per CNBC.

Shell was named NBC Common CEO in January 2020 and guided the corporate by way of the covid pandemic. Beneath his management, NBC launched its streaming platform Peacock and performed layoffs to reorient the enterprise in direction of streaming, CNBC reported.