Charlie Jordan Brookins 

BET Networks

Charlie Jordan Brookins is Senior Vice President of Original Programming for BET Networks where she oversees the development and current programming for a diverse portfolio of original scripted, unscripted and movie content for both the BET and Centric banners.  With her leadership, scripted programming successfully re-launched with new original episodes of “The Game” - which premiered as the #1 rated sitcom in ad supported cable history.  Other breakout shows include the reigning #1 gospel music competition series, “Sunday Best”, as well as “Let’s Stay Together”, “Apollo Live”, “Reed Between the Lines”, “Tiny and Toya”, “The Sheards” and the highly acclaimed hour drama “Being Mary Jane” from powerhouse creative duo Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil (“The Game”; “Girlfriends”).  Charlie embraces the creative challenge of shepherding programming that fulfills BET’s vision to REFLECT, RESPECT and ELEVATE.


Prior to joining BET in 2009 as Vice President of Programming Operations, Charlie served as Director of Development at MTV Films, overseeing the development of original channel movies for both MTV and CMT including "My Super Sweet Sixteen", "All You've Got" and "Broken Bridges."  Brookins also served as Marketing Manager for 20th Television.  After holding a myriad of support roles working for Robert Townsend and his production company, Townsend Television, Charlie sowed her own creative oats as a writer, producer and director, helming the television movie, “Something to Sing About” and the feature film, “Magdalena”


A Chicago native and proud wife and mother of two young sons, Brookins holds a B.S. in Radio-TV-Film from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

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