Wonya Lucas

by Justin Cates
Wonya Lucas
President & Chief Executive Officer
Crown Media Family Networks

Wonya Lucas is President and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Media Family Networks.

In this role, Lucas oversees the company’s portfolio of entertainment brands, including linear networks Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama; subscription video on demand service Hallmark Movies Now; and publishing division Hallmark Publishing.

Prior to joining Crown Media, Lucas was President and Chief Executive Officer of Public Broadcasting Atlanta, where she oversaw Atlanta’s NPR (WABE) and PBS (ATL PBA) stations.

Previously, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of TV One, where she became the second African American woman to hold the President and CEO role at a cable television network.

Lucas currently serves on the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors, Sundance Institute Board of Trustees, and The Cable Center’s Board of Directors. In 2021, she was named among The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 Women in Entertainment, Adweek’s Women Trailblazers, IRTS’ Hall of Mentorship, and more. Most recently, she was named a 2022 Multichannel News Wonder Woman.

Lucas received an MBA in Finance and Marketing from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and B.S. Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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