BET's Lee WICT Woman of Year

BET Holdings Inc. president and chief operating officer Debra Lee will
receive Women in Cable & Telecommunications' 'Woman of the Year Accolade'
award, one of several Accolades to be presented at the organization's
'20th Annual Accolades Breakfast' June 13 at the National Show

Other award winners include Time Warner Cable national division group vice
president of operations Leslie Grayson, the 'Woman to Watch Accolade'; Home Box
Office, the 'Forerunner Accolade;' and American Movie Classics' Reel Models:
The First Women in Film
, 'A Tribute Accolade.'

For the eighth straight year, A&E Television Networks will serve as the
lead sponsor for the event, WICT said.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.