Debra Lee
Title: Chairman/CEO, BET Networks
Number of Years in Cable: 27 years
Education: Brown University and Harvard Law School, Kennedy School – Masters in Public Policy
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Learn something from every experience.
 
Stephen G. Hill
Title: President, Music Programming & Specials, BET Networks
Number of Years in Cable: 18
Education: Brown University
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Listen without thinking of your next words.
 
Loretha Jones
Title: President, Original Programming, Planning and Acquisitions, BET Networks
Number of Years in Cable: 8
Education: New York University School of Law
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Never be afraid to be different! 

Why Them? The embodiment of thinking outside of the box, Lee, Hill and Jones are tireless in their passion for elevating and refining the BET brand. Original programming is key for this trio, with several new shows on the roster, including “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” BET hit “The Game” ended its 2013 midseason finale with more than 6 million tuning in to watch pro football intersect with personal drama. Original movies are in the plan as well. “Being Mary Jane,” from the creators of “The Game,” will premiere this summer. Then, there’s BET’s spinoff network Centric, which struck a unique deal with Entertainment Studios through which two first-year situation comedies, “The First Family” and “Mr. Box Office,” premiered in syndication and will then head to cable and finally to Entertainment Studios’ HD net Comedy.tv. And, as if that’s not enough, there’s the launch of the BET Experience three-day festival around the BET Awards show.

Lee

Apple or Samsung? Apple

Appetizer or dessert? Dessert

Film fest or music festival? Music festival. In fact, we are launching our own music festival, the BET Experience, in June!

Favorite decade? I am very much in the moment. The current decade.

Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most want to have dinner with? It would be President Barack Obama. I would love to talk with him about his first four years in office and his plans for the next four years.

Favorite vacation spot? Miami

Hill

Apple or Samsung? Apple

Appetizer or dessert? Yes

Film fest or music festival? Music

Favorite decade? The next one.

Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most want to have dinner with? Eddie Murphy

Favorite vacation spot? Mustique

Jones

Apple or Samsung? Apple

Appetizer or dessert? Dessert

Film fest or music festival? SXSW because I can have both

Favorite decade? Present

Celebrity, sports figure or politician I’d most want to have dinner with? Michelle Obama

Favorite vacation spot? Miami ?

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