BET Shutters Washington, D.C., Office as Operations Move to New York
publish date: 2017-05-09
BET is closing up its Washington, D.C., headquarters.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the cable network is moving its central operations to Viacom's new hub in New York with BET CEO Debra Lee moving to Los Angeles and has listed her home in D.C. for a cool $11.5 million.
The move was announced this week by Lee in a pair of memos to staff. The D.C. office — which had been the central hub for BET since it opened in 1980 — will officially close July 7.