Michelle Rogers 

BET Networks

Michelle Proctor Rogers is Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs at BET Networks.  Michelle oversees and provides guidance on content rights and clearances for BET and CENTRIC’s production and distribution of original and licensed programming. In this capacity, she is responsible for media licensing and music reporting.   In addition, Michelle is responsible for the management of all legal matters in connection with the production of the BET Experience.


Michelle joined BET in 1997 as Manager of Business Affairs, handling business development and production matters.  She has held many roles and titles of promotion including Director of Business Affairs and Assistant General Counsel directing Standards and Practices for the company.  She was promoted to Senior Associate General Counsel in 2012 with responsibility for content rights and to her current role in 2013.

Michelle Rogers, a member of the Maryland Bar, is a graduate of the University of Maryland Law School where she was awarded “Best Moot Court Oral Advocate”.  After receiving an academic scholarship to Spelman College for her undergraduate degree, Michelle also received the Bertie award for “Best Lead Actress” in Atlanta theatre. Michelle also holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Pittsburgh where she received a teaching fellowship.  In addition, she is a certified empowerment life coach.   Michelle is a member of BESLA, NAMIC and the National Bar Association.  She is on the advisory board of Cultural Communications, a not for profit organization committed to nurturing teenagers in the Washington, DC area.  Michelle is also a reading mentor with Everybody Wins!


She currently lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two children.

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