TV One Names New Prez

By Betsy Rothstein Comment

Wonya Lucas has been named President and CEO of TV One, effective Monday, August 8. The cable industry programming veteran succeeds Johnathan Rodgers, who is retiring as of July 31.

Most recently, Lucas was Executive VP and COO for Discovery Channel and Science Channel, where she was responsible for strategy and operations for the networks as well as oversight of the networks’ research and marketing departments.  She joined Discovery Communications in 2008 as the Chief Marketing Officer.

Prior to Discovery, Lucas was Exec. VP and GMof The Weather Channel Networks, where she was responsible for a slew of “corporate strategy, development, strategic marketing” jobs for The Weather Channel and, and operations and programming for The Weather Channel, The Weather Channel HD, Weatherscan, The Weather Channel Radio Network, and newspaper syndication.