NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke to Retire in August 2020

Departure coincides with the end of contract as network names Jeff Shell as replacement

Jeff Shell, right, will replace Steve Burke as CEO of NBCUniversal in January 2020.
Jeff Shell, right, will replace Steve Burke as CEO of NBCUniversal in January 2020. Courtesy of NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke will leave the company in August 2020, just months after he sees through the anticipated launch of the broadcaster’s streaming service Peacock, the company confirmed this morning.

@kelseymsutton kelsey.sutton@adweek.com Kelsey Sutton is the streaming editor at Adweek, where she covers the business of streaming television.
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