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Erik Logan

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President, OWN

Erik Logan was named president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in July 2011, where he spearheads the day-to-day operations for the award-winning network.  Under his leadership, OWN has delivered consistent ratings momentum and was recently named one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Hollywood” by Fast Company Magazine.

OWN 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 Image Award-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 OWN.  In June, the network will be premiering its new original drama series “Greenleaf,” in which Oprah has a recurring role, followed by “Queen Sugar” this fall, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (Harpo Films’ “Selma”).

A veteran radio and media industry executive, Logan joined Harpo Studios in 2008 as executive vice president.  Previously, Logan was executive vice president, programming and broadcast operations for XM Satellite Radio where he helped build the subscriber base to beyond nine million subscribers, 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, Logan also served as president of programming for Citadel Broadcasting, and served for over a decade at CBS/Infinity Broadcasting in a variety of roles, including vice president of programming.