OWN this week named a new general manager of the network, who will replace departing network President Erik Logan. Multichannel News reports that Tina Perry was named to the post.
“Perry, promoted from executive VP of business and legal affairs, will oversee all business and creative areas of OWN beginning January 2019. Perry will report directly to network Chairman and CEO Oprah Winfrey,” Multichannel reports.
The report adds: “Logan will leave OWN after seven years serving as the network’s president to take a position with the World Surf League. Under Logan’s tutelage, the network has become the leading cable network with African American women through a slate of original scripted programming such as ‘Queen Sugar,’ ‘Greenleaf’ and ‘Love Is …,’ according to OWN.”
Winfrey said in a statement: “Erik has been a great leader and was the driving force in the network’s turnaround. Everyone who knows Erik knows he has a passion for surfing and this is a perfect opportunity for him. Tina has been an important and valued member of the executive team at OWN since before launch and played a vital role in shaping the network as a member of the board. I am confident in taking the reins at OWN she will guide the network to continued success.”