Jeff Smulyan

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Jeffrey Smulyan born 6 April 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana is the founder and CEO of Emmis Communications.

He earned undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Southern California.

In the early 1990s, Smulyan was an owner of the Seattle Mariners.[1] In 2005, Smulyan was in the running to purchase the Washington Nationals baseball team. The bid was unsuccessful.

In 1981, Jeff and his wife, Janine, were contestants on the NBC game show Las Vegas Gambit. [2]


  1. ^ Egan, Timothy (24 January 1992). "Japanese Bid for Seattle Team Gets Baseball's Cold Shoulder". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Las Vegas Gambit, May 14, 1981". YouTube. Retrieved 17 October 2014.