News broke this week that BET’s CEO Debra Lee will be stepping down, there were rumors swirling about this back in December of 2017 and now the time is here..
According to Billboard:
Debra Lee is stepping down from her post as CEO and chairman at the Viacom-owned cable network. Lee’s last day at the company will be Monday, May 28. The news comes after Lee ceded day-to-day oversight of the African-American-focused cable network in November, with Scott M. Mills taking over as president. She is not being replaced.
Lee, who first joined BET in 1986 as its first in-house counsel, built BET to become the top African-American brand as the cabler is in more than 60 countries and reaches 125 million households.