By ANIKA REED
Today's Black History Month spotlight shines on local BET creator, producer and host, Chantal Costen.
Costen has worked with BET for four years, producing for both BET News and BET On-Demand. Costen is also the creator and host of the BET doc-series "The Defining Moment" and "The Turning Point," in which she interviews influential black figures about major points in their careers and how they achieved their successes.
Along with Costen's work with BET, she is also the CEO and executive producer of Made for T.V. productions, a boutique film and video production company based in DC.
Costen received her bachelor's degree in television, film and business administration from Howard University in 2009.
Her dedication to bringing attention to underreported news makes her stand out as a successful figure in the media.