WATCH ALL YOUR FAVORITE BET SHOWS

Debra L. Lee Receives YWCA Media Visionary Award

Kelly Rowland presented the honor at the annual Rhapsody Gala.

Debra Lee, CEO and Chairwomen of BET Networks was honored last night in LA by the YWCA Greater Los Angeles at their annual Rhapsody Gala in Beverly Hills.

Honored with the Media Visionary Award for her outstanding leadership of the global brand for over 30 years, Lee was presented with the honor by the star of BET's Chasing DestinyKelly Rowland.

RUNNING THE SHOW: TOP 10 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN MEDIA

The event also recognized Tracy Underwood, National Manager of Toyota’s pioneering social impact division, and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas who was honored as Man of the Year. 

In attendance at this year’s awards gala was Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who was recently named YWCA GLA's Advisory Commissioner, actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tichina Arnold and a host of others. 

BET.com is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

Watch: What's At Stake: Maura Chanz on the Media: 'I Don't See Women That Look Like Me' in the video below.

(Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.


By clicking subscribe, I agree to receive newsletters, marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers), and other information from BET and the Paramount family of companies. For more information about our data practices, consult our Privacy Policy.