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VH1 Taps Lamont Hill For Late Night Talk Show

VH1 next month will launch a new talk show starring BET news personality Marc Lamont Hill.

The weekly series, VH1 Live, will debut July 17 and will feature the CNN commentator and BET News host discussing the hottest entertainment news and gossip, according to network officials.

VH1 Live will be produced by Embassy Row, with Nina Diaz, Trevor Rose, Jen McGovern and Tolani Holmes serving as executive producers.

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.