Oprah Winfrey Names Herself CEO, CCO Of OWN Network

Jul 13, 2011, 16:56 by Sarah Long

U.S. media mogul Oprah Winfrey  announced she will be the chief executive officer and chief creative officer of her OWN cable network starting this fall.

Winfrey wrapped up the 25th and final season of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in May so she could focus on OWN.

USA Today said she is to replace Peter Liguori, who has been serving as interim CEO since Christina Norman left the fledgling network in the spring.

OWN also confirmed Erik Logan and Sheri Salata, current presidents of Winfrey's Harpo Studios, have been named presidents of OWN, with Logan based in Los Angeles and Salata in Chicago, the newspaper reported.

"We are in this boat TOGETHER in a very real way now," USA Today quoted Winfrey as telling employees in a memo. "I am ready to dedicate my full creative energy and focus as the full time CEO of OWN."

Source: UPI