Robi Reed is the Vice President of Talent and Casting for Original Programming at BET Networks, where she oversees all scripted and reality shows for the network. She’s an award-winning casting director and talent executive responsible for launching the careers of many notable A-List actors such as Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx.
Terry Crews and Robi Reed
With more than 50 films to her credit, Robi Reed’s rise to success as a casting director began with the Spike Lee film “School Daze,” so it’s no surprise several celebrities were in attendance at her annual charity event.
(L-R) Coby Bell, Robi Reed, Luke James, Keri Hilson, Annie Ilonzeh, and Kimberly Steward
Held at the home of Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx, just outside Los Angeles, California, Reed’s “Annual Sunshine Beyond Summer Celebration” benefits The Reed For Hope Foundation, an organization which raises funds to support several important health initiatives.
Glynn Turman, Jo-An Turman, Tasha Smith, and Keith Douglas
She presented special awards to philanthropists Magic and Cookie Johnson, The Jamie Foxx Foundation, singer Keri Hilson, physician Dr. Rachael Ross (CBS’s “The Doctors”), entrepreneur Kimberly Steward (Kess Agency), and NFL player Ndamakong Suh (Detroit Lions).
Reception host Wendy Raquel Robinson
“I’m so thankful to all of the partners, sponsors, honorees, and guests that came out to support my annual Sunshine Beyond Summer Celebration and the Reed For Hope Foundation. This year’s event was phenomenal and I look forward to continued growth,” said Reed.
Robi Reed and Keri Hilson
Some of the celebrities in attendance included Tasha Smith, Terry Crews, Tatyana Ali, Naturi Naughton, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Margaret Avery, Shaun Robinson, Coby Bell, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Nicki Micheaux, Vanessa Williams, Aaron D. Spears and Rolonda Watts.
Robi Reed welcomes guests to the Honorees Reception
By Samantha Ofole-Prince. Photo Credit: Reed For Hope Foundation / Arnold Turner Archive