TV One, the network dedicated to representing the best in black culture and entertainment , congratulates Ms. Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson of its parent company Radio One, Inc., as the new namesake for Howard University’s School of Communications.
As the first African American woman to chair a publicly traded company, Ms. Hughes' journey began as a teen mom to urban media maven.
Cathy Hughes is a dynamic, media pioneer who demonstrates the power of one – one woman, one vision, one company – Radio One. As Founder and Chairperson of Radio One, Inc., the largest African-American owned and operated, broadcast company in the nation, Hughes’ unprecedented career has spawned a multi-media conglomerate that generates original content across the spectrums of radio, television and digital media. Her humble beginnings in Omaha, Nebraska, were not a deterrent to her success but rather part of the catalyst that fueled her ambition to empower African Americans with information and to tell stories from their perspective.