VP, Specials & Music Production/Executive Producer BET Networks
Since 2004 Lynne Harris Taylor has served as Vice President of Music Programming and Specials for BET Networks. As both Executive Producer and Vice President Lynne Harris Taylor is responsible for the overall operation and management of BET’s award winning televised network specials including the BET Awards, Celebration of Gospel, Hip Hop Awards, BET Honors, and Bobby Jones Gospel. As a result of Lynne’s leadership both the network and Lynne have received NAACP Image Awards for the BET Awards, Celebration of Gospel and countless nods from industry insiders.
Prior to her current role as Vice President, Lynne worked for 10 years in Los Angeles, CA moving through BET’s corporate ranks. She was Executive Producer for BET’s Music Programming Department producing the highly rated and acclaimed daily show 106 & Park. Additionally, Harris-Taylor was instrumental in creating and implementing many other music based shows.
Lynne has held Senior and Executive Producer titles for Comic View traveling throughout 16 cities to choose top comediennes for the show. She is also an experienced director who has worked on events such as the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, Washington, DC’s Capitol Jazz Festival, Bobby Jones Gospel, Comic View, Live for LA and Black Legends hosted by famed actor James Earl Jones.
Prior to joining BET Lynne worked on the McNeil Lehrer Newshour series, The PBS series In Performance at the White House and other shows spanning music, news, and specials. Additionally, she was the director of the International Broadcast of the Goodwill Games in Seattle, Washington.
Committed to the community, Lynne Harris-Taylor regularly hires college interns and advocates education both in the classroom and field. She is a motivational speaker and enjoys speaking to kids about finding their passion in life and reaching their goals. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated – a public service organization. Lynne is also a member of Women In Cable Telecommunications and National Association of Minorities in Cable.
A native of Alexandria, VA Lynne has a BA in Mass Media Arts with a minor in Journalism from Hampton University. She resides in Maryland with her husband Barrington H. Taylor and has three children Samantha, Cheyenne and Barrington Jr.