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No. 84: Stephen Hill & Debra Lee | Power 100

Stephen Hill, President of Programming, BET NetworksDebra Lee, Chairman/CEO, BET Networks

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STEPHEN HILL, 54

President of Programming, BET Networks
Last Year's Rank: 84

 

DEBRA LEE, 61

Chairman/CEO, BET Networks
Last Year's Rank: 84

After a year marked by staff cuts and restructuring, BET ended 2015 by expanding overseas. The cable network launched a 24-hour ­channel in France and brought its BET Experience festival -- headlined by Mary J. Blige and Maxwell -- to South Africa. Meanwhile, the U.S. edition had a 36 ­percent boost in attendance (150,000-plus) and has been renewed through 2018.

Golf or Poker? (Hill): "Golf. I'm murder at the windmill."