July 13th, 2011
04:06 PM ET
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!
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