Media mogul and advertising executive Michele Thornton Ghee, a former senior VP at ViacomCBS’s BET Her has been named by Bridgeman Sports & Media as CEO of Ebony and Jet.
Ghee a visionary with 20 years of experience in corporate America has managed over a billion dollars in revenue for some of the biggest media companies in the world.
“Everything we say will come through the lens of Black journalists. We will ensure there is a safe space for Black journalism to thrive. I’m a little Black girl from Oakland, CA. I’m not apologizing for any of it. Our voices matter. We are History in the making!” said Michele Thorton Ghee, a written statement.
New owner Eden Bridgeman states, “We are honored to have Michele Ghee at the helm to steward these iconic brands. With a proven track record over a storied career thus far and a passion to bring her life experiences to Ebony and Jet we are excited at the future she will create. The next chapter of Ebony and Jet’s history will be told for generations to come and having her continue to authentically document, innovate, and uplift the culture will be keys to our success.”
“Our brands’ main responsibility will be to focus completely on what our beloved audience wants and needs with bold, informed editorial, brilliant content, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded people. Paying homage to Mr. Johnson’s legacy means that my team will carve-out and create our own path. We will NOT succumb to the status quo,” Ghee said.
Ghee’s exceptional work in the media and entertainment has helped generate billions of dollars in revenue. She has worked with the likes of WME, CNN, A&E, The History Channel, and BET Networks. During her time at BET, Ghee created and ran the first and only network for Black women, BETHer, Black Enterprise reports.