Connie Orlando

Orlando leads original programming, music programming and specials, and the BET news team. As such, she’s been part of the net’s largest expansion into original content in the network’s history and is the executive producer of all tentpole events. She’s been busy overseeing scripted offerings including “The Quad” and “Being Mary Jane,” and specials like “Black Girls Rock!” and of course the BET Awards. She founded the nonprofit “Just the Girls” foundation, which supports women and children in need. She also serves on the advisory board for Clark Atlanta University’s TV department.

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