BET Networks Sets New Morning Talk Show 'Black Coffee' With Marc Lamont Hill [Exclusive]

May 28 2019

BET Networks has set a new talk show, Black Coffee, hosted by Marc Lamont Hill.

According to the network, the half-hour daily morning show "will keep viewers up to speed on Black Twitter’s buzziest conversations" and "feature news-making interviews with top celebrities, athletes, and social media stars." The show will delve into pop-culture, relationships, music, politics, race, and social justice.

The series will debut on June 3 across multiple platforms including YouTube, Facebook Watch, Twitter, BET Now App and BET.com.

Additionally, David A. Wilson, co-founder of TheGrio, has joined as Senior Vice President of Digital Content of Studios.  Wilson will oversee all aspects of digital content of BET non-linear platforms, BET’s digital and social strategy, content development, social programming, editorial, business development/partnerships, and digital business operations.

“We are excited to have Marc host our new irreverent digital series. Marc is one of the nation’s leading voices on culture, entertainment, sports, and politics, with equal parts unfiltered wit and raw street savvy,” said Wilson. “Powered by Viacom Digital Studios, Black Coffee, is an example of the forward-thinking content and engaging programming we plan to deliver our audience across BET’s digital properties.”

“BET Networks has been home to me for many years, and I am proud to expand our partnership with this innovative series. I look forward to galvanizing the Black community on our platforms and encouraging dialogue that moves the culture forward,” said Hill.

On Wilson's new role at BET, network president Scott Mills said: “We are so thrilled to have David join the BET team, as he brings with him an unsurpassed knowledge of digital engagement and a shared vision of bold culture-driven content. He will be a tremendous asset to our group as we look to refine our digital editorial and social voice. Under his leadership, we look forward to developing the next iteration of BET digital’s offerings that better reflects our brand values and super serves our audience with best-in-class content.” 

“I am excited to join the BET Family and look forward to building on the legacy of this great brand and working with innovative creatives from within and outside this organization to tell entertaining, engaging and empowering stories from Black perspectives in America and beyond," Wilson added.

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by Trey Mangum on May 28 2019

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