NEW YORK, NY Thursday, March 12, 2020 – BET (a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), the nation's leading provider of quality content for African-American audiences, announced today that Nadja Webb Cogsville has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Programming Operations & Business and Legal Affairs for BET, expanding the scope from her previous responsibilities as Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, ViacomCBS. In this new role, she will dual-report to BET President Scott Mills and Jonathan Anschell, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, ViacomCBS Media Networks.

Webb Cogsville will now oversee all Programming Operations functions in support of the Scripted, Unscripted and Music & Specials Programming business units that create and commission content for BET and BET+. She will continue to lead business and legal affairs for BET.

“Nadja has been an instrumental partner to BET and our leadership team. Her keen negotiating skills, deep understanding of our content ecosystem and longstanding business relationships with our array of content partners have been critical to BET’s success,” commented Scott Mills. “Nadja has played key roles in every content deal that is foundational to the future of the BET brand.  This promotion and expansion of her responsibilities to Programming Operations is the natural next step. I look forward to what’s to come.”

During her tenure with ViacomCBS, Webb Cogsville’s expertise has contributed billions of dollars in revenue-driving outcomes for the business and she was most recently named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 20 Dealmakers of 2019 for her work with BET.

“I’m thrilled to expand my scope in this new role given the incredible growth in Black content and diverse storytelling,’” said Webb Cogsville. “This opportunity will allow me to leverage my extensive legal and business  experience as a steward and champion for the culture, and I couldn’t be more excited to have a front-row seat for all that’s next for BET.”

Prior to joining ViacomCBS, Webb Cogsville was Senior Counsel at Atlantic Recording Corporation, Counsel at Sony Music Entertainment Inc. and an Associate at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.  She holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard University and a Bachelors's degree from Wesleyan.

About BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.


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