President, OWN and Harpo Studios
Erik Logan was named president, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, along with Sheri Salata, in July 2011. As presidents of OWN and Harpo Studios, Mr. Logan and Ms. Salata strengthen the alignment and programming mission of both companies and develop television production at Harpo exclusively for OWN. Mr. Logan and Ms. Salata oversee all OWN produced content at Harpo Productions, Inc. including such high profile projects as "Oprah's Next Chapter," "Oprah's Lifeclass" and "Oprah's Master Class." Mr. Logan reports directly to Oprah Winfrey, chief executive officer and chief creative officer, OWN.
A veteran radio and media industry executive, Mr. Logan joined Harpo in 2008 as executive vice president. Previously, Mr. Logan was executive vice president, programming and broadcast operations for XM Satellite Radio where he helped build the subscriber base to beyond 9 million subscribers, and negotiated partnerships and managed day-to-day relationships with major content providers including Major League Baseball, PGA Tour, CNN, Clear Channel Communications and Fox News.
Prior to joining XM, Mr. Logan also served as president of programming for Citadel Broadcasting, and served for a over a decade at CBS/Infinity Broadcasting in a variety of roles, including vice president of programming.