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Tina Perry named GM at OWN as Erik Logan steps down

Discovery-owned OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has upped Tina Perry to the role of general manager as Erik Logan steps down after seven years as president. Perry (pictured) currently holds the position of executive ...
October 9, 2018

Discovery-owned OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has upped Tina Perry to the role of general manager as Erik Logan steps down after seven years as president.

Perry (pictured) currently holds the position of executive vice president of business and legal affairs at OWN, and will assume the new role in January. She reports into OWN chairman and CEO Oprah Winfrey.

Logan, who is departing for a position at the World Surf League, will work closely with Perry in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition.

Perry led negotiations for OWN’s scripted drama Queen Sugar from Ava DuVernay, and she negotiated the overall deal with Lionsgate which has included one of the network’s most successful series launches to date: the megachurch drama Greenleaf.

OWN is also home to numerous unscripted series including Welcome to Sweetie Pie’sPolice Women of Dallas, Life with La Toya, Deliver Me and more.

Before joining OWN in 2009, Perry handled business and legal affairs for Viacom’s VH1 and MTV.

Logan joined OWN in 2011 after serving as EVP of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios since 2008.

“Erik has been a great leader and was the driving force in the network’s turn around,” said Winfrey in a statement. “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.”

“There are few people who have contributed more to OWN’s growth and success over the past ten years than Erik Logan,” added Discovery president and CEO David Zaslav. “Simply put, OWN would not be the strong and quality brand, platform, and commercial enterprise it is today without Erik’s tireless hard work, steady leadership and enthusiasm for producing world class storytelling. We wish Erik great success chasing his passion, and I look forward to welcoming Tina to the Discovery leadership team as well.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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