BET Networks has announced that it has promoted Stephen Hill to president of programming, a role in which he will lead head up original programming, music programming, and production. Prior, he served as president of music programming & specials at BET.
“I have worked with Stephen for over 15 years, and his passion for the BET Brand has been apparent from the very beginning. He has grown our music shows and specials into iconic and highly-rated programs beloved by our audience,” said Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO, BET Networks. “Over the past several years, he has expanded his role into scripted programming, launching our hit series ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood.’ He is well-qualified and ready for this new challenge and I am excited to have him in this new role.”
Before joining BET, Hill, who was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of Brown University, was the director of music programming at MTV.
Of his new role, which is a newly created position, Hill released the following statement: “BET has always been a trailblazer and it’s a privilege to be at the helm of programming for a brand that has delivered shows that have, literally, changed the face of television. We will develop and produce fresh, audience-thrilling programming to complement our strong slate of new original content, returning hits and mega-specials.”