President, OWN and Harpo Studios
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.