'Showbiz Tonight' flashpoint: Oprah hires herself
July 13th, 2011
04:06 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' flashpoint: Oprah hires herself

Oprah Winfrey is taking a dramatic step to help her struggling Oprah Winfrey Network (aka OWN). She’s making herself CEO and Chief Creative Officer of the channel!

Oprah expressed her excitement in a statement by saying, "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.”

I think this is a great move. I mean, it’s Oprah! I don’t know why she wasn’t the CEO to begin with. After all, it is “The Oprah Winfrey Network.”

It’s still going to be an uphill battle for Oprah, but she’s got some big shows in the pipeline - like a brand-new talk show hosted by Rosie O’Donnell, and “In the Bedroom with Laura Berman.”

Oprah becoming CEO of OWN is great news for a woman whose vision has led to wonderful things for her viewers. Way to go Oprah!


soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Oprah Magazine Marketing

    Oprah is a marketing powerhouse. Get a product or book featured on her show or in her magazine, and you'll be an overnight success. Thanks for your insight into this amazing woman

    March 15, 2012 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. JUSTINA AHME

    Happy and prosperous Year 2012. Happy Valentine too! Opray , our love for you is plenty particularity among the females in Nigeria. We share your love for women particularly young girls and in particular young girls at the 'academy in South Africa. Can you support our entrepreneurship program for female youths in the rural areas, Ogoniland, Rivers State, Nigeria. The Ogonis, mostly do not allow their first daughter to marry but can give birth while living with their parents. There are lots of social and economic havoc associated with this traditional...... So a program like ours builds young girls as the pace setter in the business communities; not just about business but leadership, creativity and innovation!! I have a lot to say to you if given an opportunity to do a presentation of our work to you personally in the USA.

    February 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kelsey

    I am trying to work for Oprah. Please report if you read this, anyone!

    http://jspielvogel.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/operation-oprah-an-ambitious-soul-on-a-mission/

    August 10, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. nerp

    I made a baby with Oprah. She knows what she wants. ;)

    July 15, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. charlie crack

    Hire me oprah....sh!t

    July 14, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. Doncha know

    Wish she had picked someone other than Rosie O. as a talk show host. She is sooo annoying.

    July 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Evel Knievel

    New weekdays from 3-4 how to make a fake wiener out of bratwurst, with your host, Chaz Bono.

    July 13, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Snarky

    I hope this ends up being the worst business idea since the XFL.

    July 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Evel Knievel

    I'm sure we will now get even more Chaz Bono shows and more of that fat pig Rosie O.

    July 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ana L

    I'm not surprised, It's Oprah

    July 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. floss from philly

    What the hell is wrong with you tracie, this is so uncalled for, you have no class, respect, I am speechless to such a comment you should be ashamed of yourself. I bet your mother would be proud....

    July 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |

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