Jeff Shell, the new CEO of Comcast’s entertainment unit NBCUniversal, has tested positive for the coronavirus, he told employees in a memo today. Shell, 54, took over from Steve Burke as CEO as of January, said the “virus has been tough to cope with.” But he said he has been improving and was working remotely in Los Angeles. Shell is at least the second senior executive of a major media company...
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To paraphrase Tolstoy, each unhappy TV channel is unhappy in its own way. And as illustrated by the leadup to the Wednesday exit of CNN’s CEO, Chris Licht, the cable news channel hasn’t been a happy place lately. That’s not likely to change now that Licht is gone. Beyond the gossipy drama behind his departure is the reality that CNN and its corporate parent, Warner Bros. Discovery, are both...
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