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Sheri Salata

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President, OWN and Harpo Studios

Sheri Salata was named president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, along with Erik Logan, in July 2011, and together they spearhead the day-to-day operations for the award-winning network.  Under their leadership, OWN has delivered consistent ratings momentum and was recently named one of the "Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood" by Fast Company.

The network has developed several popular original series including the Emmy award-winning "Oprah's Lifeclass" and "Super Soul Sunday," as well as the Emmy-nominated and NAACP winning "Oprah's Master Class" along with other acclaimed series such as "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Welcome To Sweetie Pie's" and "Oprah: Where Are They Now?." Additionally, the network's first scripted series from prolific producer and entertainer Tyler Perry, including "The Haves and the Have Nots," have garnered record ratings for the network. 

As a recognized leader in the entertainment industry, Ms. Salata was featured on The Hollywood Reporter's "Most Powerful Women in Entertainment" list in 2013 and 2014.  For the past three consecutive years, Ms. Salata and Mr. Logan have also been featured on the CableFAX 100, which profiles cable's leaders, pioneers and influencers. 

Ms. Salata first joined Harpo Studios in 1995 and served as executive producer of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" from September 2006 through its finale in 2011. 

Ms. Salata was born in Georgia, and raised in the suburbs north of Chicago.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Iowa.

Sheri Salata was named president, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, along with Erik Logan, in July 2011.  As presidents of OWN and Harpo Studios, Ms. Salata and Mr. Logan strengthen the alignment and programming mission of both companies and develop television production at Harpo exclusively for OWN.  Ms. Salata and Mr. Logan 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."  Ms. Salata reports directly to Oprah Winfrey, chief executive officer and chief creative officer, OWN.  

Ms. Salata first joined Harpo Studios in 1995 as promotions producer.  During her 15-year tenure, she has held positions with increasing levels of responsibility, including senior promotions producer, supervising producer of Promotion and Development, senior supervising producer of Promotion and Development, senior producer of Production, and supervising producer.  Ms. Salata served as executive producer of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" September 2006 through its finale in 2011.

Prior to joining Harpo Studios, Ms. Salata produced television commercials for Grey Chicago and Lois/GGK.  She also spent time as a freelance producer.

Ms. Salata was born in Georgia, and raised in the suburbs north of Chicago.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Iowa.