A veteran executive at BET is stepping down from one of the cable channel’s key posts. The Los Angeles Times reports that BET head of original programming Loretha Jones is exiting after six years on the job.
“The Viacom-owned network announced that Jones would be leaving the company and has agreed to serve as a creative consultant working on key upcoming projects, including films. No reason was given for her departure,” the story reports.
Some of the shows she helped developed include “Being Mary Jane” and the reboot of “The Game,” the piece notes. Until a replacement is found, BET Executive Vice President and General Counsel Darrell Walker will take over day-to-day operations, the story notes.