Jeff Smulyan

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Jeffrey Smulyan
Born (1947-04-06) April 6, 1947 (age 69)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Ethnicity Jewish
Education B.A and J.D. University of Southern California
Known for founder and CEO of Emmis Communications
owner of the Seattle Mariners
Spouse(s) Janine Smulyan

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


Born to a Jewish family,[1] Smulyan earned undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Southern California. In the early 1990s, Smulyan was an owner of the Seattle Mariners.[2] 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. [3]