Alfred C. Liggins
Title: Chairman/CEO, TV One
Number of Years in Cable: 9
Education: MBA, Wharton
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Do what you love, love what you do.

Why Him? The son of Radio One founder Catherine Hughes, Liggins continues her legacy with an eye toward the changing media landscape. His tenacity and dedication took this former salesman, already president/CEO at sister company Radio One, to the top last October when he was elevated to chairman and CEO of TV One after the departure of Wonya Lucas. Liggins marked the transition by swiftly re-upping two of the network’s most successful original programs and shepherding major cross-platform campaigns. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

I consider this person my mentor and here’s why: Richard Parsons, who, in a recent televised interview, described a mentor as someone who is not just a person who gives advice and makes introductions, but also can make opportunities happen.

Favorite airport? Washington Reagan National—it is 15 minutes from my house!

Film festival or music fest? Music… specifically, the Radio One Love Gospel Getaway

On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… spending time with family and friends. ?

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