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Lee is credited with making BET “a truly global entertainment powerhouse.”

The longtime president of Black Entertainment Television Debra Lee is stepping down and will be replaced by Scott M. Mills.

Black Enterprise reports that Mills first day as president will begin on January 1. Lee is not leaving the company and will remain the CEO and chairwoman. With her two-decade tenure with the cable company, she will focus on “developing the network’s relationships with external stakeholders and communities.”

Lee’s accomplishments are never-ending. She is credited with bringing original content like “Being Mary Jane” and “The Game” to the network. Improving ratings for the BET Music Awards and adding additional ones like BET Hip Hop Awards. Bob Bakish, president and CEO of BET’s parent company Viacom, praised Lee’s saying she made BET “a truly global entertainment powerhouse.”

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Source: NewsOne Now