May 23, 2011, Silver Spring, MD — Wonya Lucas has been named President and CEO of TV One, effective Monday, August 8. The cable industry programming veteran succeeds Johnathan Rodgers, who has announced his retirement as of July 31. Most recently, Lucas was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 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 joining Discovery, Lucas served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of The Weather Channel Networks.