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OWN Makes Another Key Hire

Nov 5, 2009  •  Post A Comment

OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network made another top executive hire as it gets close to its long-delayed launch, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Lisa Erspamer, the co-executive producer of Winfrey’s syndicated talk show since 2006, was named to be the channel’s chief creative officer. She’s a 15-year veteran of Oprah’s Harpo Productions, and will make the move to L.A. from Chicago in January.

No launch date for the channel has been announced.

Times reporter Meg James writes that the move suggests Winfrey might be looking to wind down the daily talk show, for which her contract runs through May 2011.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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