University of Southern California

Jeff Shell
Chairman of Broadcasting Board of Governors
Company: 
NBC Universal

Jeff Shell serves as President of Comcast Programming Group, where he oversees the Company’s interests and investments in its national content networks. Comcast Programming Group is composed of nineteen networks that draw upon Comcast’s unique multiplatform expertise to deliver cable television programming and non-linear content appealing to the passionate viewer looking for the best in entertainment, sports, lifestyle and children's programming.

Comcast’s programming assets include the Comcast Entertainment Group, comprised of E! Entertainment Network, Style Network, G4, and FEARnet; Golf Channel, PBS KIDS Sprout, VERSUS, TV One, International Channel networks, and Comcast Sports Group who operates ten regional sports networks. Under Mr. Shell’s leadership, Comcast's networks have grown in viewership and distribution and have successfully struck programming deals with national partners including The National Hockey League, Tour de France, The PGA, College Football, The Wiggles and Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Shell was CEO of Gemstar TV Guide International where he successfully navigated Gemstar through a number of legal and operational challenges. Before joining Gemstar, Shell held a number of positions within News Corporation including President of the FOX Cable Networks Group, where he oversaw the operations of FOX’s entertainment and sports cable programming businesses including FOX Sports Net, FX and the National Geographic Channel. Shell also worked in the Strategic Planning Group at the Walt Disney Company and at Salomon Brothers Inc.

Shell received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and his MBA from Harvard University. He currently serves on the Board of several non-profit organizations, including Green Dot and Big Picture Philadelphia.

Mr. Shell, his wife Laura, and their daughter Anna live in the Philadelphia area.