Michelle Rice

Years in Industry: 25+

Education: BA, Temple University; MA, Communications Management, USC

The 50th anniversary of the Image Awards on TV One, hosted by Anthony Anderson, wasn’t the only milestone Rice oversaw this past year. On January 19, she also launched CLEO TV, an African-American female-targeted network that’s been ramping up programming. Currently, its content comprises informational and cooking programs along with syndicated sitcoms and dramas including “Empire.” In April, the TV One upstart expanded its reach by signing a carriage deal with streaming service Philo.

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