Scott Mills is now the BET Networks President after Debra Lee stepped aside.
Debra L. Lee, BET’s president for more than 20 years, handed over the reins as president to Scott M. Mills, who previously served as Viacom’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer. According to Deadline, Lee will continue to serve as BET’s chairman and CEO and will focus on the network’s relationships with “key external stakeholders.” She’ll also serve as an adviser to the incoming president.
Announcing her departure just last month, Bob Bakish, CEO and president of Viacom, said that Lee had “built BET into a truly global entertainment powerhouse, bringing this dominant African-American brand to more than 60 countries and 125 million households.”
Bakish said that Lee’s vision and leadership had been pivotal to BET’s success, adding that the company would “continue to benefit from Debi’s experience and insights.”