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Teen Summit
GenreTalk Show
Created bySheila Johnson
Tony Regusters
Developed byTony Regusters
Byrd/George Productions
Strange Fruit Films
Written byTony Regusters
Directed byRick Johnson
Alisa McCoy
Cindy Birch
Nia Hill
Mercedes Funderburk (talent)
Presented byJay Cooper
Gabrielle Dennis
Cinque Glendy
Belma Johnson
Marcelle Larice
Ananda Lewis
Tisha Lewis
Lisa Johnson Smith
Country of originUnited States Of America
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons11
Executive producersDebra Tang
Tony Regusters
D'Angela Steed
ProducersTimiza Sanyika
Zahrah Farmer
Sharifa Johka
Cindy Birch
Velma Johnson
Fran Toliver Edwards
John 'Dr. Teeth" Tucker
Sita Lewis
Danielle Lazerous
EditorsTim Warner
Amber McKenzie
(assistant editor)
Running time60 minutes
Original networkBET
Original releaseSeptember 16, 1989 (1989-09-16) –
August 31, 2002 (2002-08-31)

Teen Summit is an American talk show for youth that aired on Black Entertainment Television (BET) from September 16, 1989 to August 31, 2002. In recent years it has returned as a very occasional special to the network's schedule.


Created by Black Entertainment Television chief operating officer Sheila Johnson, and award-winning, originating broadcast producer Tony Regusters, Teen Summit dealt with the everyday issues teenagers face and attempted, often successfully, to bring them into perspective, and positive, uplifting light, while motivating teen viewers and also their families to dialogue and discuss the subjects presented on the weekly, one-hour, live show! After the original program host, Lisa Johnson moved on, various others filled the hosting vacuum, including Dajour Bullock and Ananda Lewis...

Cancellation and subsequent specials

After 13 years, Teen Summit was cancelled on August 31, 2002. Since then, it has returned twice, as a special called Teen Summit: Backstage Pass on June 21, 2007, then on June 25, 2017 as a part of that year's "BET Experience" festival in Los Angeles, hosted by Mindless Behavior's Princeton Perez.[1]

List of hosts


  1. ^ "Teen Summit Returns for the Culture". Retrieved 2017-06-26.

Yolonda D. Coleman, Posse Member (1989 - 1994)