March 26, 2020 / 3:52 PM / in 15 days

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell tests positive for the coronavirus

March 26 (Reuters) - Comcast-owned NBC Universal Chief Executive Officer Jeff Shell has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a memo to staff on Thursday.

“Although the virus has been tough to cope with, I have managed to work remotely in LA and am improving every day,” wrote Shell, 54.

Shell, previously chairman of NBCUniversal Film and Entertainment, took over the CEO spot in January, replacing Steve Burke. (Reporting by Helen Coster, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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