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Oprah the CEO (DISCA)

July 13, 2011 8:40 AM EDT Send to a Friend
Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced today that Oprah Winfrey will expand her role as chairman of the network and become the permanent chief executive officer and chief creative officer, effective this Fall.

"I am ready to dedicate my full creative energy and focus as the full time CEO of OWN. By aligning the mission, talent and leadership of Erik, Sheri, the OWN team, the Harpo team, along with expertise of David Zaslav, Peter and all of Discovery behind us, we can unleash the full potential of the network," said Winfrey.

OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA).




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