Debra Lee Named BET CEO

Jun 2, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Debra Lee was formally named CEO of BET, effective immediately, succeeding company founder Robert Johnson, BET announced Thursday.

Mr. Johnson will be chairman of BET until he retires in January. At that time, Ms. Lee, previously president and chief operating officer, will become chairman and CEO.

Mr. Johnson has been talking about his plans to retire from BET since early this year.