President and CEO Wonya Lucas Walks Away from TV One
The President and CEO of TV One, a cable network based in Silver Spring, Maryland that targets African American adults, has resigned. Wonya Lucas will be stepping down from her leadership position and will be replaced by Alfred Liggins, who is the CEO and President of Radio One.
Liggins will officially take over from Lucas on November 1. Liggins speaks very highly of Lucas, saying,
“Wonya has created a strong foundation for TV One’s future success with the launch of two new hit series, R&B Divas and The Rickey Smiley Show. I and the Radio One family thank her for her leadership and guidance and wish her well in her next endeavor.”
Lucas also make some remarks, saying,
“It has been my pleasure to have had the opportunity to be a part of TV One and work with Alfred Liggins, Cathy Hughes and the TV One staff. I am extremely proud of what has been accomplished during my time with the network and am confident that the senior team under Alfred’s leadership will continue to thrive and succeed.”
TV One is a joint venture of Radio One and Comcast with Radio one being the majority partner. Because TV One targets a Black audience, one of it’s major competitors is BET and other channels that target a primarily Black audience.
Lucas had only been at TV One as CEO and President since May 2011. Prior to that, she had been at The Discovery Channel as COO.